Renting Laws UK

In this category we look at different aspects of Renting Laws UK – from evictions to disputes, repossessions to increasing rents, from PATs to HMOs.

Whether you’re a tenant or a landlord, property letting can feel like a minefield, so here we look at a few rights and responsibilities on either side. Note that if you have a problem with a tenant or landlord, all rights and responsibilities depend on the type of rental agreement you have.

Tenant responsibilities and rights

When renting a residential property through an AST, the tenant is responsible for making sure the property is kept clean and carry out any minor repairs as well as any other responsibilities which may be stated in the tenancy agreement.

It is a tenants right to know who their landlord is, to live in the property undisturbed and to be protected from unfair eviction and unfair rent.

Landlord responsibilities and rights

Landlords are responsible for certain repairs to the property, including the structure and exterior of the property. The landlord is required to keep the equipment for the supply of electricity, gas and water in a safe and good working order.

Landlords have the right to evict tenants if they fall into arrears with their rent. Landlords can also evict if they want to sell the property, or for any other reason.

See our posts below for more detailed information on all these topics:


Section 21 Notice Requirements

Section 21 Notice Requirements

Sometimes, landlords find themselves in a situation where they need to regain possession of their property. In such cases, a Section 21 notice becomes an essential tool for the landlord. This notice, governed by the Housing Act 1988, allows landlords to initiate the...
Section 13 Notices

Section 13 Notices

A Section 13 notice is a formal notice served by a landlord to propose an increase in the rent for a property that is subject to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST). It allows the landlord to adjust the rent to reflect changes in market conditions or to cover increased...
What are deed of covenants

What are deed of covenants

Freehold properties on managed estates must sell with entering into a deed of covenant that is generally required under the terms of the transfer governing the use of the property and payment of estate or service charges. The consequence of the above to a property...
How to avoid tenancy disputes

How to avoid tenancy disputes

The tenancy agreement is the essence of a successful tenancy – it protects the property, outlines the landlord and the tenant’s responsibilities, and can prevent disputes from arising. A comprehensive tenancy agreement safeguards the interests of both parties to...
Landlord Tenant Mediation

Landlord Tenant Mediation

Landlord and tenant mediation A mediation takes place where an impartial person assists the disputing parties to resolve their conflict. The method of delivery for the service can be by phone. With the current COVID-19 situation and the announcement that court...