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

There are a number of things to think about before deciding to rent in the private sector

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Choosing a home

There are lots of places to look when you’re house hunting in the private sector

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Tenancy Agreements

There are lots of types of tenancy agreement. Do you know which one is right for you?

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Rent, Deposits and Benefits

Before signing a tenancy agreement you should work out what you can afford.

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Landlord’s responsibilities

The law says landlords are responsible for certain things. Do you know what they are?

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Tenant’s responsibilities

Tenants have responsibilities to. It’s best to know the things you need to do.

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Moving in

Once you find a place to live you can turn a house into your home.

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Managing your tenancy

If you want your tenancy to be successful you will need to look after your home.

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Ending your tenancy

Whether you want to leave or your landlord wants there house back notice must be given.

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Eviction and other problems

Whether it’s problems with the neighbours or your landlord it’s a good to know who can help

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