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Barnsley Council are establishing a new way to work with landlords and tenants to improve the working relationship, quality of Private Rented Sector (PRS) housing and encourage a greater tenant choice throughout the borough. As a tenant you can sign up to get property alerts when suitable housing becomes available.

Barnsley Council have created a five-star rating system to improve the quality of Private Rented Sector (PRS) housing and target rogue landlords that put their tenants at risk. The star rating system allows tenants to choose their property and landlord through the portal. The properties have been checked and approved by the council. The website provides detailed information about the scheme and enables landlords to register their properties and tenants to register their interest and choose a suitable property.

A star rating of 3 or more means that the property meets the minimum legal standards and tenants will have confidence that their future home will be free from major disrepair and safety concerns. It also confirms that the landlord or agent is a responsible business, committed to maintaining their properties in good repair, free from health and safety hazards.

Barnsley Council want to work with tenants to improve the working relationship between you and your landlord and ensure that you know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. The Council have provided a range of information for you to access: