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  1. Tenancy agreements

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

    Housing

  2. Student housing - ending your agreement in halls

    Explains the rules about ending your tenancy or licence agreement when living in university halls of residence. Covers fixed term and periodic agreements, leaving before the agreement ends and getting your deposit back.

    Housing

  3. Student housing – ending your agreement in private rented housing

    Explains how to end a tenancy or licence agreement correctly when living in privately-rented student housing. Covers different types of tenancy, giving notice and getting your deposit back.

    Housing

  4. Relationship breakdown and housing – where to start for spouses and civil partners in a rented home

    Housing rights for spouses and civil partners when the relationship breaks down if they rent their home - where to start.

    Relationships

  5. Moving out because of disrepair

    Moving out of private rented accommodation because the landlord has not carried out repairs that you have reported.

    Housing

  6. Relationship breakdown and housing – where to start if you live together in a rented home

    Housing rights for people living together in a rented home when the relationship breaks down - where to start.

    Relationships

  7. Relationship breakdown and housing – transferring a tenancy to a partner

    Court powers to transfer a tenancy where people live together and the relationship breaks down.

    Relationships

  8. Assured shorthold tenancies and rent arrears

    Information for tenants of private landlords on the procedure which must be followed to evict you for rent arrears. Covers checking whether you are an assured shorthold tenant, notice periods, defending your landlord's claim for possession and what to do if you are likely to become homeless.

    Housing

  9. Assured shorthold tenancies and rent arrears

    Information for tenants of private landlords on the procedure which must be followed to evict you for rent arrears. Covers checking whether you are an assured shorthold tenant, notice periods, defending your landlord's claim for possession and what to do if you are likely to become homeless.

    Debt and money

  10. Relationship breakdown and housing – rights if your partner rents the home

    Rights of partners who live together but where the tenancy agreement is in only one name.

    Relationships

  11. Rights of subtenants who do not live with their landlord

    Rights and responsibilities of subtenants who don't live with their landlord.

    Housing

  12. Relationship breakdown and housing – stopping a tenancy ending if you are a spouse or civil partner

    How you can prevent your spouse or civil partner from ending the tenancy for your home without your knowledge or agreement if your relationship breaks down.

    Relationships

  13. Lodging

    Lodging and the rules around taking in a lodger.

    Housing

  14. Relationship breakdown and housing – stopping a tenancy ending if you live with your partner

    How you can prevent your partner from ending the tenancy for your home without your knowledge or agreement if your relationship breaks down.

    Relationships

  15. Offsetting rent arrears because of disrepair

    How rent arrears for private rented tenants can be offset against the damages for disrepair if your landlord is taking possession proceedings against you because of rent arrears.

    Housing

  16. Rights of tenants to take in a lodger

    Rights that different tenants have to take in a lodger.

    Housing

  17. Rights of tenants to sublet their home

    Rights that different tenants have to sublet their home.

    Housing

  18. Relationship breakdown and housing – long-term options for spouses and civil partners in a rented home

    Long-term options for settling housing disputes for people renting their home when a marriage or civil partnership breaks down.

    Relationships

  19. Relationship breakdown and housing – transferring a tenancy to a spouse or civil partner

    Court powers to transfer a tenancy if a marriage or civil partnership breaks down.

    Relationships

  20. Relationship breakdown and housing – long-term options for partners in a rented home

    Long-term options for settling housing disputes for people living together in a rented home when the relationship breaks down.

    Relationships