A case of the South African COVID-19 variant has been identified in the TS19 postcode area. All residents living in that postcode area are strongly encouraged to book a COVID-19 test.

For all other Coronavirus information including the current restrictions, any disruptions to Council services, how to book a COVID-19 test and the support available for residents and businesses visit www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus

Private Rented Housing

Striving to improve the health, safety and well-being of Stockton-on-Tees private sector housing residents.

On these pages you will find advice and information on all housing not owned by the council including private rented and owner occupied properties.

Through our work we hope to ensure that all housing within the private sector is in a good state of repair and decent and safe for the occupants to live in.

If a property fails to meet certain standards, we can advise owner-occupiers, private landlords and tenants on their responsibilities and may resolve problems by means of information, advice and where appropriate enforcement action.

We also look to support owners to bring their empty homes back into use. Don't forget an empty home is a wasted source of income and housing.

We operate a scheme for landlords with rental properties in Stockton. The Scheme recognises professionalism and good quality housing on offer to private tenants. If you are interested in working in partnership with Stockton Council visit our Landlord Accreditation Scheme page.


What we can do for you

  • Enforce standards in privately rented properties to ensure that properties are safe and healthy.
  • Provide information to landlords and tenants.
  • Provide help and assistance to homeowners who want to return their empty properties to residential use.


More information

For further information please contact the Private Sector Housing Team on telephone: 01642 527797 or email: [email protected].