Coronavirus update The government has introduced new measures to ensure everyone has accommodation to stay in during the coronavirus outbreak. Extension of notice period The notice period to end a tenancy has been extended. Once this notice period ends, the landlord cannot force the tenant to leave without a court order. If you are having difficulties paying your rent, please contact your landlord in the first instance. Please see the latest government guidance for tenants on the current notice periods and what advice and assistance is available. Our service Our primary aim is to try to ensure that private sector residents are living in accommodation that is well maintained, safe and warm. Statement of Principles - electrical safety (word 30 kb) Privately rented accommodation The information on our website will complement any information provided by a Housing Advisory Officer at a Housing Options interview. More information on how to rent can be found at GOV.UK website. Advice for those looking to rent privately Advice for those already privately renting Are you a landlord who can help us find accommodation for homeless families & persons? If so please contact us at Havant Borough Council to see how we can work together to provide homes for those who need them in these troubled times.