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When you rent from a private landlord, make sure you understand your tenancy agreement, your rights to have your deposit protected, how to budget for rent, how to deal with tenancy problems, and how to properly end your tenancy.
What to expect when you rent a home from a private landlord
How to find a place to rent, what to look out for when using a letting agent, and the importance of making an inventory
The types of different tenancies that can be found in the private rented sector
How much it costs to rent a home from a private landlord
Find out more about problems with housemates, complaints about letting agents, and help available with rent arrears or a relationship breakdown
How to end your rental agreement with a private landlord