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Tenancy agreements

Information on tenancy agreements including the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords, and covering sham tenancies and unfair tenancy agreements.

In: Housing > Renting a home

Disrepair - what are the landlord's responsibilities?

Landlord's responsibilities under the tenancy agreement and duty to carry out repairs.

In: Housing > Repairs in rented housing > Landlord and tenant repair responsibilities

Common problems with renting

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.

In: Housing > Renting a home

Student housing – ending your agreement in private rented housing

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.

In: Housing > Renting a home > Student housing > Students in private rented accommodation

Student housing – sharing accommodation

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).

In: Housing > Renting a home > Student housing > Students in private rented accommodation

Relationship breakdown and housing – rights if your partner rents the home

Rights of partners who live together but where the tenancy agreement is in only one name.

In: Relationships > Relationship problems > Relationship breakdown and housing > If you live with your partner > You rent your home

Student housing - ending your agreement in halls

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.

In: Housing > Renting a home > Student housing > Students in university accommodation

Moving out because of disrepair

Moving out of private rented accommodation because the landlord has not carried out repairs that you have reported.

In: Housing > Repairs in rented housing > What are your options if you are a private rented tenant?

Relationship breakdown and housing – stopping a tenancy ending if you live with your partner

How you can prevent your partner from ending the tenancy for your home without your knowledge or agreement if your relationship breaks down.

In: Relationships > Relationship problems > Relationship breakdown and housing > If you live with your partner > You rent your home

Students - looking for new accommodation?

Tips for students looking for private rented accommodation.

News - 30 June 2014

In: News

Problems in shared accommodation [Adobe Acrobat Document 42 KB]

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.

In: Housing > Housing fact sheets

Relationship breakdown and housing – stopping a tenancy ending if you are a spouse or civil partner

How you can prevent your spouse or civil partner from ending the tenancy for your home without your knowledge or agreement if your relationship breaks down.

In: Relationships > Relationship problems > Relationship breakdown and housing > If you're married or in a civil partnership > You rent your home

Unlawful subletting of social housing - criminal offences

The criminal offences of unlawful subletting and the penalties you could face if you are found guilty.

In: Housing > Renting a home > Subletting and lodging > Subletting

Relationship breakdown and housing – where to start if you live together in a rented home

Housing rights for people living together in a rented home when the relationship breaks down - where to start.

In: Relationships > Relationship problems > Relationship breakdown and housing > If you live with your partner > You rent your home

Relationship breakdown and housing – where to start for spouses and civil partners in a rented home

Housing rights for spouses and civil partners when the relationship breaks down if they rent their home - where to start.

In: Relationships > Relationship problems > Relationship breakdown and housing > If you're married or in a civil partnership > You rent your home

Lodging

Lodging and the rules around taking in a lodger.

In: Housing > Renting a home > Subletting and lodging > Lodging

Disrepair - what are the tenant's responsibilities?

Responsibilities of a tenant to keep a home in a good state of repair.

In: Housing > Repairs in rented housing > Landlord and tenant repair responsibilities

Rights of tenants to take in a lodger

Rights that different tenants have to take in a lodger.

In: Housing > Renting a home > Subletting and lodging > Lodging

Rights of tenants to sublet their home

Rights that different tenants have to sublet their home.

In: Housing > Renting a home > Subletting and lodging > Subletting

Discrimination in housing - adaptations to your 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.

In: Housing > Discrimination in housing > What are the different types of discrimination?