Private housing

If you rent your house from a private landlord in Denbighshire, our role is to make sure that the house is of a decent standard.

Damp and mould

Damp and mould growth are caused by excess moisture, which can be worse in cold weather due to a lack of heating and ventilation. To reduce damp and mould growth in your home, you can:

  • maintain low level background heating and avoid heating just one room
  • always ensure that fitted extractor fans are in use and windows are open when bathing/showering and cooking.
  • improve ventilation by opening windows for a short period every morning to let out the moisture which has built up overnight
  • remove condensation and moisture from windows and surfaces as soon as it appears
  • try to avoid drying clothes on radiators or heaters
  • keep a small gap between large pieces of furniture and the walls to allow air to circulate

Get more information about damp and mould from the Rent Smart Wales resource library (external website)

Services and information

Advice for first time buyers

Information and advice on how to get on the property ladder.

Help with mortgage debt or rent arrears

Worried about paying your mortgage or rent? Here’s a range of sources of help.

Information for landlords

What you need to know about being a landlord, including Rent Smart Wales.

Information for tenants

Your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)

Information about Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and HMO licensing.

Standards for private housing

What to expect from your new home.