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A privately rented home is often the most realistic housing option available to people who cannot afford, or do not want, to buy a home.

Before privately renting a property, you should find out about your rights as a tenant and the landlord’s responsibilities. Knowing what type of rental contract has been signed, how much a property will cost to heat and where the deposit has been stored are all important.

Homes to rent

Landlords and property letting agencies advertise homes to let on their websites and in local newspapers.

Advice about renting privately

We can offer advice for tenants and landlords. You can also find information on the following websites:

Housing benefit for private renting tenants

Housing benefit for private-renting tenants will be set at either the actual rent charged or at the Local Housing Allowance rate for your household’s circumstances, whichever is the lower figure. The rate is based on the number of people in your household and their ages. It can be reduced depending on your household’s income, savings and other circumstances.

The Local Housing Allowance rates are set by the Valuation Agency on 1 April every year.

Property standards

If you have any issues with repairs to your property or if your landlord fails to satisfactorily respond to written requests for repairs, email the Private Sector Housing Enforcement team at or call 01480 388302. Copies of all correspondence should be kept for reference.

Caravan and mobile home sites

If you are thinking of privately renting a caravan or mobile home there are only a limited number of sites within the district that are licensed for residential accommodation. They are:

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Site Name Address
Blenheim House Home Parks Mere Way, Wyton, Huntingdon, PE28 2JS
Lordsway Caravan Park High Street, Alconbury, Huntingdon, PE28 4BF
Millside Marina Caravan Site, Carters Boatyard, Mill Road, Buckden, PE28 5RY
Park Lane Meadows The Avenue, Godmanchester, Cambs, PE29 2AF
Pine Hill Park Sawtry Way, Wyton, Huntingdon, PE28 2BY
Quiet Waters Caravan Park Manor Lane, Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdon, PE28 9AJ
St Ives Mobile Home Park Farthing Lane, St Ives, Cambs
The Grove Mobile Home Park The Grove, Old Hurst, Huntingdon, PE28 3AQ
The Paddock Caravan Site Ramsey Road, Warboys, Huntingdon, PE28 2RR
Upton Park Main Street, Upton, Huntingdon, PE28 5TD
Willow Walk Park Homes Banks End, Wyton, Huntingdon, PE28 2AA

Other sites are not licensed and therefore may not be compliant with relevant legislation - you would not have any rights under legislation regulating caravans and mobile home sites.