Tenants have just as many rights and responsibilities as landlords. These often defined in your tenancy agreement so, if you’re unsure, this should be your first port of call before seeking legal advice.
Good practice when renting
Before you tenancy starts, you should:
- check the terms of tenancy agreement are fair
- ensure your landlord provides you with Energy Performance Certificate and ‘How to Rent’ guide
- check if your deposit is protected with the government deposit scheme
- ensure the property is safe and healthy to move in
If some of these obligations are not met at the start of entering a tenancy agreement, then some rights which may come useful at a later stage, will be invalid.
Even with relevant documentation in place, disputes between landlord and tenant can result in your landlord evicting with just two months’ notice.
How we can help
Our team are on hand to check your tenancy agreement before you sign, or represent you in case of a dispute, to ensure you get the best possible result.