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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.

  2. Tenancy deposit schemes - overview

    Information on tenancy deposit schemes including how your deposit is protected, getting your deposit back, and what happens if your deposit isn't protected.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Controlled goods agreements - bailiffs

    Explains what a controlled goods agreement from a bailiff is, what it looks like and how you can check it is correct (includes sample picture).

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Moving out because of disrepair

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

  14. 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.

  15. Controlled goods agreements - text only

    Explains what a controlled goods agreement from a bailiff is, what it should contain and how you can check it is correct (text only version).

  16. Common problems with renting

    Information on the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants including repairs, provision of gas, electricity and water supplies, ending the tenancy, sitting tenant, fixed,assured and shorthold tenancies.

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

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

  18. 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.

  19. Lodging

    Lodging and the rules around taking in a lodger.

  20. Relationship breakdown and housing – transferring a tenancy for the benefit of children of a marriage or civil partnership

    Court powers to order a tenancy transfer if it's for the good of a couple's child or children if a marriage or civil partnership breaks down.