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Renting a home

When you are renting a home it is important for you to know what you can afford and understand the kind of rental agreement you are entering into.

Find out about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant so that you can follow the rules. These pages can give you helpful information on problems you may have while renting. Find out what to do if you are facing eviction.

National Homelessness Advice Service (NHAS) information

Link to the National Homelessness Advice Service (NHAS) website for fact sheets on homelessness and tenancy issues.

Check your tenancy type if you rent from a private landlord

Find out what type of tenancy you have if you rent privately.

Your rights when you rent from a private landlord

Check what rights you have and what your landlord's responsibilities are when you rent privately.

Using a guarantor

Explains the responsibilities of someone who acts as a guarantor for rent.

Renting with other people

Explains the rights and responsibilities of people who rent a property together.

Repossession by your landlord's mortgage lender

Rights of tenants facing eviction because their private landlord falls behind on with their mortgage payments and is facing repossession.

Tenancy agreements

Information on tenancy agreements including the rights and obligations of tenants and landlords, and covering sham tenancies and unfair tenancy agreements.