Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council


Landlord's Forum : YES
Deposit Guarantees : YES
Accreditation : YES

Advice Services:
Try the main switchboard on 0121 569 2200 and ask for housing advice
Private tenants suffering harassment from a landlord should contact Sandwell Racial Harassment Unit on 0121 500 5727.

Homelessness Officer:
For information and advice contact Housing Action, Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3DQ.
Tel: 0121 569 5154.
Or you can contact one of Sandwells neighbourhood offices.

Deposit guarantee/bond:
We also have Deposit Guarantee Scheme. This is called DIGS and has been designed to help those at risk of becoming homeless to secure a tenancy. If DIGS is used an Urban Renewal Officer from the Private Sector Housing team will have been out to accredit the property. Furthermore, the DIGS can only be used when renting from a landlord who is accredited through MLAS (Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme).

Landlord's Forum:
Forum held quarterly, there is also a magazine called The Bugle which supports the forum.

We are part of MLAS: There are now more than 1000 landlords accredited under the scheme.

Repairs/Standards/HMO Regulations contact:
Environmental Health
Telephone: 0121-569 6560 



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