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Includes paying your rent, repairs, housing allocation, emergency and temporary accommodation and housing advice
We are a social housing landlord, providing advice and information to our tenants for council housing.
Advice and guidance to help those facing homelessness
Support for refugee resettlement in Somerset and how you can help
Home energy advice and assistance.
Information on affordable housing development and availability in Somerset
Includes information on living conditions and making a complaint
Pages in Housing standards and conditions
The Private Sector Housing team is here to ensure that the residents of Somerset live in homes that are safe, healthy and appropriate for their needs.
Advice on home improvements
Complain about housing conditions
If you live in rented accommodation and are experiencing problems with the condition of your property, you may wish to make a complaint
Overcrowding is where there are too many people living in a home. The government has set a standard on overcrowding, which is often lower than people think.
Damp and Mould
Condensation is a common problem which may lead to damp and black mould.
Information on the financial support available
Includes affordable housing and other housing options
Information about our services, including energy, and telling us about housing matters like empty homes
Pages in Housing grants and loans
Financial assistance is available to help with disabled facilities, warmth and security
Energy retrofit financial assistance
Help towards the cost of improving energy efficiency in your home
Pages in Find a Home
Affordable home ownership
Shared and low-cost home ownership schemes are intended to help people, who could not usually afford to do so, buy a home on the open market.
Homefinder Somerset is a choice-based lettings scheme for people to apply for social housing in Somerset.
Housing options for older people
There are lots of housing options available for older people depending on your circumstances.
Tenancy exchanges and mutual exchanges
A tenancy exchange is when you swap your home legally with another council or housing association tenant. It is often called a mutual exchange.
KeyRing Lettings offer a free, no obligation, rental appraisal and property advice session
Find a home to rent with a private landlord
How to find a home to rent with a private landlord, why this may be the best option for you, and how we can help
Pages in Housing Services
Somerset Council is committed to helping residents to bring empty homes back into use.
If you are acting as a sponsor for someone who is making an immigration application to come to the UK, you will have to provide proof that the accommodation is of a suitable standard.
I have moved house
If you have moved house into or within Somerset, please let us know.
Housing fraud is a crime. Report it here.
Help to live independently
We provide a range of services to help our residents live safely and independently in their homes.
Gardens and boundaries
Advice on garden and boundary issues
Energy efficiency at home
Homes for Ukraine housing support
If you are thinking about registering for the Homes for Ukraine scheme, then we want to offer our support
Manage your finances to stay in your home.
Making sure that the residents of Somerset live in homes that are safe and healthy
Information on the requirements for houses in multiple occupation, where three or more people from multiple families occupy the same home.
Pages in Housing rent and finance
Take action to deal with rent arrears. You could be evicted if you don't.
Mortgage arrears don't automatically lead to your home being repossessed. Act quickly and take control before mortgage arrears put your home at risk.
First time buyer loan – Hinkley Housing Zone
Local residents could get financial assistance with purchasing their first home
If you are about to or already privately rent from a landlord from 6 April 2007 onwards, your deposit must be put into a tenancy deposit protection (TDP) scheme.
Pay your rent or service charge
You can pay your rent or services charges in a variety of different ways
Pages in Housing policy, strategies and plans
Housing Strategies and Policies
Strategies and policies relating to the provision of suitable housing and related support
Pages in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)
HMO Standards and Regulations
A House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) is a property occupied by three or more people from more than one household.
The Housing Act 2004 made it mandatory for Houses in Multiple Occupation to be licenced. The aim of HMO licensing is to ensure that the highest risk properties in the private rental market are identified, meet legal standards and are properly managed