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Voter ID - make sure you are ready

The UK Government is changing how you vote. From May 2023, you will need to show photo ID when you vote at a polling station.

Private rented housing advice

Problems with your accommodation

We may be able to help if you have problems with the condition or management of your private rented accommodation.

Legal and illegal eviction

If you rent from a private landlord or some registered social providers, you might have an assured shorthold tenancy (AST).

Advice for private landlords

Great Yarmouth Borough Council invites you to attend the Landlords Forum

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

An HMO is a house or flat occupied by three or more persons, who form two or more households and where there is a sharing (or lack) of certain basic amenities such as bathrooms, toilets or kitchens.

Safety, standards and security for private rented housing

We advise on, and enforce, housing standards in private rented accommodation.

Selective Licensing Scheme

Following a recent stakeholder consultation exercise, a Selective Licensing Scheme is being introduced for the most challenged parts of the Nelson Ward.

Deposit protection scheme

All landlords are legally required to use a deposit protection scheme to safeguard deposits taken for assured shorthold tenancy agreements. The landlord must register the deposit with a government-approved scheme.

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