Not sure if living in the private rented sector is the right option for you? Worried about who is responsible for what in your tenancy? Got a problem with the neighbours?
Thinking about renting
Whether you’re renting from a private landlord for the first time or have lived in private rented accommodation for a number of years there can be times when you need a bit of help or advice. Thinking About Renting is a short video guide to renting in the private sector.
Thinking About Renting includes top tips on everything from house hunting to moving out at the end of your tenancy, or if there’s a certain topic you’re interested in simply choose from the sections below.
Assured Shorthold, Statutory Periodic and Licence Agreements are just a few of the different types of tenancy agreement you can get. Your tenancy agreement is a legal contract that includes information on rent, deposits, and your rights and responsibilities so it’s important to have the right one for your needs.
Rights and Responsibilities
Before you move in you and your landlord need to be clear about rights and responsibilities. What if something gets broken or you can’t afford the rent? Is the property safe and secure? What about bills? Can friends come to stay? Check out this video for the answers to these questions and more.
Whether you decide it's time to move on or your landlord wants their house back it's important to get things right. Giving notice, paying the bills and repairing any damage will help you get your deposit back.