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:


What are tenants’ expectations

What are tenants’ expectations

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Tenant Fees Act

Tenant Fees Act

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HMO Licence changes 2018

HMO Licence changes 2018

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