When looking for a place to stay, you’ll find all types of properties from flats, houses, shared accommodation, bedsits and rooms rented out in the landlord’s house.
Remember, from 1 December 2017 the private residential tenancy came in to replace assured and short assured tenancies. If your tenancy started before 1 December then you are an assured or short assured tenant.
This page should is about sharing your home with others and it will help you avoid problems and get along with whoever you share your accommodation with.
From the 1st of December 2017 under a Private Residential Tenancy, there are new rules regarding rent increases. This page also includes information on handling your deposit, including deposit schemes.
If you’re renting privately, you have a duty to report repairs to your landlord and they must make sure the property meets the criteria of the Repairing Standard.
If you want to end your tenancy, this page explains what you have to do to leave. You are protected by law against harassment and unlawful eviction.