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Private rented property
Private landlords have different obligations to their tenants depending on the type of tenancy.
Deposits for assured shorthold tenancies (the most common kind) have been offered government protection since 2007.
If you rent a property through a letting agent rather than direct from the landlord, you might incur extra charges.
Many tenants who rent privately are in shared accommodation, which can have its own unique problems.
Local authorities have a legal duty to provide help to certain people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.