Advice for private tenants
Finding a house
Many people find renting privately is the best way to stay in a community of their choice.
Any tenancy starting after November 2017 is a Private Residential Tenancy. These give more stability. Information is on the Renting Scotland website.
Use the internet to search for a place to rent. Use a letting agent. Ask friends and family. Check local noticeboards and newspapers for more options. Speak to the Council’s Housing Options Team. Consider a mid-market rent (link to choices page).
Popular websites that advertise house shares and homes to rent are:
Search for local websites or forums that advertise flats, houses or rooms to rent.
You can get free internet access in your local library.
If you need help to pay for your new place, the Housing Options Team may be able to help you through our Deposit Guarantee Scheme
- Guide to housing options - includes hints for finding a suitable home in the Highlands
- Landlord Registration Scotland - check to see whether the property is registered