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:


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...
Tenancies during Covid-19

Tenancies during Covid-19

Coronavirus and tenancy The Government provides protection to social and private tenants by delaying when landlords can start proceedings to evict tenants. The provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020, that increased the required notice period length, were initially due...
Recent Repossession Rules

Recent Repossession Rules

Repossession property rules New rules Coronavirus: repossessions are on hold The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said that mortgage lenders must not start or continue court action for repossession until at least 31 October. The government says landlords must...
Tenant Eviction Ban

Tenant Eviction Ban

Tenant Eviction Ban The ban on evictions has been extended for a further 4 weeks and new 6 month notice periods to be in place until at least 31 March 2021. Ban on evictions continues for 4 weeks taking the total ban to 6 months. New 6 month notice periods to be in...
Your responsibilities as a tenant

Your responsibilities as a tenant

What are your responsibilities as a tenant? As a tenant, you are expected to occupy the property in a ‘tenant-like’ manner. It’s an odd phrase. But what it means is that you should behave in a usual manner that a normal householder should do. For example, you should...
Tenant Rights

Tenant Rights

What are your rights as a tenant? You can check your rights and responsibilities on your tenancy agreement. As a tenant moving into a privately rented property, you have a number of rights and responsibilities, just like your landlord.  If you are unsure of your...