Portsmouth overview

'Striving to improve the standard of living throughout the city'

Portsmouth is a greatly diverse city with an estimated 207,000 people living within the city, which makes it one of the most densely populated cities outside of London.The private rental market is a fuindamental part of the demographic of the city as 81% of the residents live in the private sector either as owner occupiers or private tenants.


At the local authority we strive to improve the standard of living throughout the city which has a direct effect on health, education and employment.

In 2013 we introduced Additional HMO Licencing due to the increasing numbers of people living in shared housing. The scheme has been a great success - licencing over 2000 properties to date and is still receiving applications through identifying Houses In Multiple Occupation (HMO's)