Private Rented Service Online


Welcome to Newcastle Private Rented Service

Part of Newcastle City Council we offer help and advice to tenants and landlords renting properties in Newcastle.


Looking  to rent a property in Newcastle? Our Property Search  lists properties available to rent in Newcastle.

Rent Deposit Scheme, we can also help if you need a deposit to secure a private property in Newcastle.

Are you a landlord looking to rent out a property? We can make your job easier  by advertising your properties, and finding you tenants and carry out all the required checks needed to set up a successful tenancy. We can advise you on how to manage a tenancy and help you when things go wrong. Our landlords handbook, training or forums can help you if you need advice. Do you want to keep up to date with changes in legislations,? information events, forums and landlord conferences? information about grants and loans and other landlord offers?  If so you can sign up for our monthly e bulletin.

The Private Rented Service Advice and support for landlords, tenants and agents in Newcastle upon Tyne. Find information on current legislation, available grants, loans, offers, accreditation, rent deposit scheme, and free property listings.

Main address: Fairer Housing Unit, 10th Floor, The Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8PD. Tel: (0191) 277 1438 Part of: Newcastle City Council


We are here to help landlords, agents and property owners in Newcastle upon Tyne.

You can come to us for information and support about issues surrounding your properties and tenants.

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We are here to help private tenants and those looking for private rented accomodation in Newcastle upon Tyne.

You can come to us for FREE information and support about issues surrounding your tenancy.

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Empty Properties

Newcastle City Council is stepping up its campaign to bring long-term empty properties back into use.

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Latest News View news archive (34 articles)

Have your say – proposed ban on letting agents fees

Don’t forget to have your say on the proposed banning of letting fees.  The government announced at the 2016 Autumn Statement that it would consult on introducing a ban on letting agent fees paid by tenants, to improve competition in the private rental market and give renters greater clarity and control over what they will…

May 19th, 2017

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North of Tyne Managing Agents Event 7th June 2017

The second North of Tyne Managing Agent Event We are pleased to announce that on Wednesday 7th June 2017 Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside Council, Northumberland County Council, together with the National Landlords Association are hosting their North of Tyne Managing Agent Event following the success of last year’s event. This will be held at…

May 9th, 2017

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Newcastle Landlords Conference 2017

Wow, what a day! The Newcastle Landlords Conference 2017 was a spectacular success, with over 100 landlords and agents in attendance the venue was buzzing with expertise, advice and humour. We were delighted to have the Lord Mayor Hazel Stephenson open the day and present the Gold Standard award for Accreditation to Gail Harbottle from…

April 28th, 2017

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PRS Handbooks


Tenants Handbook

The Tenants Handbook is designed to be a guide for new and existing tenants and covers everything from choosing whether to go private rented to what you should expect at the end of a tenancy.


Landlords Handbook

Provides general advice and guidance on many aspects of being a responsible landlord. You can help prevent many common problems occurring by preparing good documentation and following the correct procedures. This handbook will give you information on how to do that and have a successful let.


"The Home Finder Service and Accreditation Scheme was very helpful to us at a time when we needed a little help to finish to project it had been empty for nearly 3 years & due to Central Government Policy we were being charged 150% Council Tax which was taking the funds we needed to finish the project. The Grant was very helpful & allowed us install new central heating boiler, which will be more efficient & reliable than the old unit. I can highly recommend the Private Rented Service who helped us greatly guiding us through the paperwork required & well worth the work involved as we now have all the certification in place for the future & to ensure the property is safe to rent."
Landlord: Mr Phillips