Renting a home from a private landlord can be a complicated process. There are more things to consider than the cost, size and location.

Our Tenant’s Handbook is not a substitute for legal advice but will give you an idea about how to find the right property, offer you some useful advice and provide you with the information you need to have a safe and happy tenancy.

Renting in the private sector

Renting from a private landlord has a number of benefits that you might want to think about before deciding on …

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Choosing a home

Finding a property When you’re looking to rent a home from a private landlord there are several places you can …

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Tenancy Agreements

Once you chosen your new home and the landlord has offered you a tenancy they will give you a Tenancy …

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Rent, Deposits and Benefits

Before you sign a Tenancy Agreement you need to be think about the costs of moving in such as: Rent …

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Landlord’s responsibilities

The law says that landlords are responsible to maintain and repair certain things.  You should make sure you understand what …

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Tenant’s responsibilities

You might not own the property but that doesn’t mean you don’t have any responsibilities.  These include: Paying your rent …

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Moving in

Finding the right place to live is just the start.  There’s still a lot to do to turn a house …

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Managing your tenancy

If you want your tenancy to be successful it is important that you take care of the property, don’t break …

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Ending your tenancy

If either you or your landlord want to end the tenancy notice must be given.  The length of the notice …

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Eviction and other problems

Eviction If your landlord serves notice and you do not want to leave you should get advice from the Private …

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