Private renting rights and responsibilities

Thinking of renting a home from a private landlord? Understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, and watch out for common problems when renting.

Tenants' responsibilities

Your tenancy agreement gives you rights, but it also gives you responsibilities. So it's important to stick to the rules, as long as they are fair.

Landlord responsibilities

Landlords have responsibilities and legal obligations which can't be avoided, even if they are not included in a tenancy agreement

Houses in multiple occupation (HMO)

Your landlord has extra legal responsibilities if you share a house or flat with other tenants in a house in multiple occupation (HMO)