Why is this important?
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.
Rights of partners who live together but where the tenancy agreement is in only one name.
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.
How you can prevent your partner from ending the tenancy for your home without your knowledge or agreement if your relationship breaks down.
Tips for students looking for private rented accommodation.
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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.
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.
Housing rights for people living together in a rented home when the relationship breaks down - where to start.
Housing rights for spouses and civil partners when the relationship breaks down if they rent their home - where to start.
Responsibilities of a tenant to keep a home in a good state of repair.
Lodging and the rules around taking in a lodger.
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.
Rights that different tenants have to sublet their home.
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 private rented 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.