Cost of living support

Colchester City Council is providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.

Useful Organisations - For Landlords

Links to agencies that provide advice and information for Landlords.


Buy With Confidence
For information about the Trading Standards approved Buy With Confidence scheme, visit the Buy With Confidence website here.

Community Legal Advice
Offers free, confidential and independent legal advice for residents of England and Wales. Visit Community Legal Advice or call 0845 345 4345.

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
Help to resolve any legal, money, welfare benefits issues or other problems. Find your nearest CAB at Citizens Advice or under "C" in your local phone directory.

Court fees
Possession Claim online - cheaper court fee for section 8 procedure if filled in online. Complete the online Possession Claim form here.

Deposit protection schemes
For information for landlords and tenants about tenancy deposit protection schemes visit the website here.

Electrical Safety Council
An independent charity committed to reducing deaths and injuries through electrical accident at home or work. Visit the Electrical Safety Council website here.

Energy Performance Certificates
For information about EPCs, what they are and how to get one, visit the Energy Performance Certificate page.

Energy Saving Trust Advice Centre
The Energy Saving Trust provides free impartial advice which aims to help people save money on fuel bills and access grant for insulation and heating works. Visit the Energy Saving Trust website here or call 0800 512 012.

Gas Safe
For the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances visit Gas Safe Register. They also offer advice on the laws about gas safety.
Visit the Housing and local services pages for information and advice on private renting and housing related issues.

National Debtline
Help on how to deal with debt problems - visit National Debtline or call 0808 808 4000

Free housing advice helpline, help on mortgage related debt or welfare benefit issues. Visit Shelter or call on 0808 800 4444*, open 8am-8pm seven days a week (*note: some mobile phone networks may charge for calls to this number.)

Tax Returns
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs Service - a property rental toolkit to assist tax payers, minimise errors and focus on the areas subject to review which contains a useful checklist. Click here for the HMRC Property Rental Toolkit.

Landlords' Associations:

Eastern Landlords Association

National Landlords Association

Residential Landlords Association