What are some of my rights?
As a tenant, or someone who is renting from a landlord, you have a number of rights to help protect you from being exploited or treated badly. These cover a range of things, from the state of the property to the quality of communication you can expect from your landlord.
Some of your rights include:
- the property being kept in good condition
- the property meeting certain health and safety standards
- your landlord can’t show up at any time for any reason at all.
These will be different if you’re staying at a boarding house, where you are renting a room rather than the whole house. Lots of flatting arrangements are technically boarding, and the requirements are generally the same, though it's important you know what your different rights are.
For more information on boarding houses, click on the Tenancy Services link below.