Most private tenancies proceed without difficulties. The Private Sector Housing Team can offer advice to both tenants and landlords and in certain cases, intervene in disputes.
On occasions where landlords are behaving unlawfully, the Council can use its enforcement powers including possible legal action.
You can find a wide range of advice on solving tenacy related disputes on the Gov.uk (This link will open in a new window) website.
Other sources of help and advice include Shelter (This link will open in a new window), the Citizens Advice Bureau, and the National Landlords Association (This link will open in a new window).