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Students in private rented accommodation

If you’re not in university housing, you’re probably renting privately or you’re a lodger. You have the same rights as any other private tenant or lodger - but there are special rules about council tax for students.

Renting privately

Get advice about renting from a private landlord if you have an assured shorthold tenancy. Most people have this type of tenancy.

What rights do lodgers have?

Lodgers' (excluded occupiers) rights and responsibilities if you share accommodation with your landlord.