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Housing Guide

Check out our guide for lots of handy hints and tips before you start looking for your next accommodation

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Housing Definitions

Confused by certain terms when you've been looking for housing, read our guide to housing terms.

Housing Definitions

Housing Advice and Information

How to Rent - a governament guide for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector to help them understand their rights and responsibilities.

Safer Students (West Midlands Police) - Safer Homes provide advice on how to protect your home and possessions from intruders. The site includes information about property marking and a housing security checklist.

Gas Safe Register - Gas Safe Register is the UK watchdog for gas safety. Their website has advice about carbon monoxide poisoning, cowboy gas fitters and general information for gas consumers.

West Midlands Fire Service - The local fire service website provides information on all aspects of fire safety in the home.

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