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Tenants' rights and responsibilities

This information is a brief summary of the rights and responsibilities of tenants.



As a tenant you should always try to resolve any issues directly with your landlord or his agent first.

If necessary you can seek advice from your local Citizens Advice Bureau or your local council. The national housing and homelessness advice service is provided by Shelter who can be contacted on 0808 800 4444 or via their website - see Useful links.

You can find information on the rights and responsibilities of tenants below:

Types of tenancies

Rent Deposit

Disrepair information for tenants

Notice to leave

Retaliatory eviction

In addition, further information is available on various external websites - see Useful links.

You may also be eligible for benefits to assist you paying for your rent, see Related articles for more information.