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This housing advice booklet gives information for people who rent their homes from private landlords. It helps you to find out the type of tenancy or licence you have, understand your rights and responsibilities and know what steps your landlord must take to evict you. It also includes information on rent and rent increases.(Content applies to England only)
It's important to properly change, renew or end your rental agreement with your private landlord. If you don't, you could end up owing rent on a home you no longer live in. Find out how o properly end or renew your tenancy and what notice your landlord has to give you at the end of a tenancy, and possible charges for renewing an agreement.
This guide explains fire risks and risks posed by gas appliances and what you can do to reduce them. If you live in rented accommodation, it explains what your landlord has to do to ensure that you are protected from such risks, and gives information about what you can do if you are
worried about gas or fire safety. If you live in a house in multiple occupation (HMO), your landlord has extra responsibilities. Information on what these responsibilities are. (Content applies to England only.)
Most private landlords ask new tenants to pay a deposit in case the tenant causes damage to the property or doesn't pay the rent or bills. Explains what deposits cover, deposit schemes, how to get your deposit back, and includes a deposit checker tool to see if your deposit is protected. (Content applies to England only.)