We can help you find tenants and give advice and support for renting out your property.

How we can help you

We offer a free service to help you find a suitable tenant.

Our service includes:

  • a property inspection, so we can advise you on how to comply with rental health and safety regulations
  • advice on tenancy issues and good letting practice
  • up to two months deposit bond (or a five week cash deposit) and one months rent in advance
  • tenancy start photographs to assist with end of tenancy deposit bond claims
  • a tenancy agreement legally confirming your and the tenants responsibilities
  • help with the exit at the end of the tenancy

We may be able to refund your property license fee, if you agree to working with us to let the full property. To find out how this could work for you, email private.renting@bristol.gov.uk

We're happy to discuss and advise on a bespoke package based on us assessing market rent comparable and your requirements. We may offer:

  • rental top up to cover up to two years of tenancy
  • a refund of your own chosen rent guarantee insurance (this can be explained more fully when you contact us)
  • up to six months rent in advance

Get help to rent out your property

If you're interested in letting your property, would like to find out what we can offer, and how our scheme might work for you contact us and we'll get back to you.

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What happens next

Step one

We'll contact you to talk about the property that you have to let. We'll look at what you want from a tenant and if our scheme will suit you.

Step two

We'll visit the property to:

  • check your safety certificates
  • look at the general condition of your property, including the furniture and fittings
  • talk to you about your responsibilities as a landlord

Step three

We'll introduce you to a potential tenant.

Step four

If you're happy with the tenant we'll get them signed up to a tenancy agreement with you.

Step five

We'll give you:

  • full written details of the agreed bond
  • photographs from the tenancy commencement
  • legal information about the tenancy
  • a copy of the tenancy agreement
  • helpful information sheets for maintaining the tenancy

These documents will either be given to you when you sign up or shortly afterwards.

Type of tenancy 

The tenancy can start off ideally as a 12 month assured shorthold tenancy. This means that you'll have the right to end the tenancy after the initial fixed term period.

If no notice to end the tenancy is given the tenancy will continue on a rolling basis. This means that any notice to end the tenancy will be one month from the tenant, and two months from yourself.

Type of properties we work with

We consider many types of property as long as they meet rental safety regulations.

We also run the Bristol Syrian Resettlement Scheme which can give you guaranteed monthly rent payments.

Contact information

Private Renting Team (100TS)

Bristol City Council
PO Box 3399
Bristol, BS1 9NE
Email: private.renting@bristol.gov.uk
Tel: 07785 661130