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Amenity Standards for Privately Rented dwellings

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All communal garden and yard spaces associated with the HMO are the responsibility of the landlord to maintain.


There must be enough bins or other suitable receptacles provided by the landlord that are adequate for the requirements of each household within the HMO for the storage of household and recycling waste pending its disposal.

The landlord of an HMO must make adequate arrangements for the collection and disposal of refuse whilst having regard for the service provided by the Council (Although regular refuse collection by a private waste collection & disposal company is acceptable).

Currently the Council operates a three-colour bin system

  • Green bin for recyclable material
  • Black bin for general household waste
  • Brown bin for garden waste

All bins must be regularly cleaned, have working lids, and used correctly by the tenant. 

See our Rubbish and recycling section for more details.


All upholstered furniture and soft furnishings (including beds, mattresses, pillows, and cushions) provided by the landlord in HMOs, including any furniture that have been left in the property by previous tenants for the use of the current or future tenants, must comply with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988.

Last modified on 04 January 2024

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