Private landlord advice

We aim to work with landlords and agents to ensure responsible renting through advice and encouragement.

House condition survey

In 2006, a House Condition Survey was carried out as part of a major project undertaken to map and monitor private sector housing conditions across the East Midlands region. 

Private sector housing enforcement

The council ensures that private sector homes, both privately rented and owner-occupied, are of good quality and meet the current legal standards. Complaints of disrepair and housing safety issues are investigated.


A service which matches potential tenants with privately rented properties.

Sherwood Forest Area Private Landlord Forum

Date to be confirmed in September 2018

Ashfield, Mansfield and Newark and Sherwood District Councils are again working together to provide a joint landlord forum to benefit private landlords in all of the three districts.

This is a free event for all local landlords operating within any of the three districts.

The event will offer a mix of networking and formal presentations with Q&A sessions. The planned speakers and topics include:

  • The Department of Work and Pensions on Universal Credit
  • Ashfield DC Revenues and Benefits further information on the roll out of Universal Credit.
  • Officers from Newark and Sherwood District Council on changes to the standards for licensable houses in multiple occupation and the expanding of mandatory HMO licensing to include all HMO’s where there are five or more occupants with two or more households.
  • Samantha Ireland from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) will be giving a presentation on the role of the GLAA and how to identify private tenants who may be victims of labour abuse.

To confirm your place at this free event please contact:

David Turton at Newark and Sherwood District Council on 01636 655610 or email

With regard to future events the forum is now operating an electronic invite system and all invites for this and future forums will only be sent via email. If you would like your email address removing from our list, please email David Turton with a request for your email address to be removed.

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