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Residential Tenancies

Whether you are a landlord or tenant, whether you are letting or renting residential property, it is essential that you are aware of your legal rights and obligations. Both parties are protected by the law and you should never act arbitrarily however unfairly or unreasonably you consider the behaviour of the other party.

What is the landlord responsible for?

Landlords should fully understand their general obligations. The Disability Discrimination Act, Sex Discrimination Act and Race Relations Act apply to anyone letting, selling or managing premises. If you are in doubt we would be able to give you the appropriate legal advice.

What is the tenant responsible for?

We can give you advice and assistance to help you ensure obligations are fulfilled so that you can avoid falling foul of the law.

Rent Deposit Scheme

Both landlords and tenants should be aware of the requirements of this scheme. View details of the Rent Deposit Scheme on DirectGov

Our expert is

If you qualify financially you may be entitled to free advice and assistance as we hold Legal Services Commission franchises in debt and housing. Public Funding (Legal Aid)