Advice for private sector tenants We provide advice for private sector tenants. Advice for private sector landlords We provide advice for private sector landlords. Duty to refer The duty to refer requires public authorities in England to notify a housing authority of people they think may be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Homelessness and rough sleeping We have a legal duty to offer support to people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. Cumbria Choice housing register Cumberland Council's housing register is called Cumbria Choice.