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Information on tenancy agreements including the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords, and covering sham tenancies and unfair tenancy agreements.
Landlord's responsibilities under the tenancy agreement and duty to carry out repairs.
Information on the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants including repairs, provision of gas, electricity and water supplies and ending the tenancy,Sitting tenant, fixed tenant,assured shorthold tenancies.
Explains how the rights and responsibilities of students sharing accommodation vary, according to the type of tenancy agreement they have (whether they are joint tenants, sole tenants or lodgers).
Explains how to end a tenancy or licence agreement correctly when living in privately-rented student housing. Covers different types of tenancy, giving notice and getting your deposit back.
Explains the rules about ending your tenancy or licence agreement when living in university halls of residence. Covers fixed term and periodic agreements, leaving before the agreement ends and getting your deposit back.
Moving out of private rented accommodation because the landlord has not carried out repairs that you have reported.
Fact sheet about problems in shared accommodation, such as a tenant not paying their share of rent, utility bills, council tax, TV licence or phone bill, forcing someone to leave and leaving before the end of the tenancy.
The criminal offences of unlawful subletting and the penalties you could face if you are found guilty.
Lodging and the rules around taking in a lodger.
Responsibilities of a tenant to keep a home in a good state of repair.
Rights that different tenants have to take in a lodger.
Rights that different tenants have to sublet their home.
Explains adaptations a landlord must make to your home if it is reasonable to do so. Also, covers arranging to make adaptions yourself, with your landlord's consent and getting a tenancy agreement changed to allow the adaptations to be made.
How and when a private landlord can increase rent, how to appeal against a rent rise and protection against eviction - FAQ.
Who is responsible for dealing with infestations, whether the local authority can help, and what you can do if you need help to deal with the problem yourself.
How rent arrears for social housing tenants can be offset against the damages for disrepair if your landlord is taking possession proceedings against you because of rent arrears.
Fact sheet on renting privately owned accommodation through a letting agency, including regulation of letting agencies, what an agency can and cannot charge a fee for and a checklist of points to ask before registering with an agency.
Working out if a landlord is responsible for condensation dampness, how you can ensure your lifestyle isn't contributing to the problem and taking action about the problem.
Overview and content list for renting a home.