Private renting tenants - deposit worries, problems with your landlord, repair issues, rent arrears, difficulty trying to find suitable accommodation, or any other housing concerns that affect people who are renting privately or considering private renting.
Private tenants rights
Problems with landlords
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Tenancy deposits for private renting
Most private renting tenants have to pay a tenancy deposit. Find out if your tenancy deposit has to be protected.
Tenancy deposits when renting privately
Private tenants in rent arrears
Renting privately and struggling to pay the rent? Find out how to negotiate with a landlord and what help you can get.
Rent arrears when renting privately
Eviction of private tenants
Private landlords have to follow rules to evict private renting tenants. Check what your rights are when facing eviction.
Eviction when renting privately
Repairs when renting privately
Steps private renting tenants can take to get a landlord to make repairs if a property is in poor condition or disrepair.
Responsibility for repairs when renting privately
Finding private rented accommodation
Advice on private renting, finding and viewing places to rent privately, dealing with letting agents.
Looking for a place to rent privately
Gas, fire and electrical safety in the home
Make sure you're safe in your home. Find out more about gas, fire and electrical safety and who's responsible for fitting smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Health and safety in the home