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Help & advice for private sector tenants & landlords

If you decide to become a landlord, there are certain legal obligations that you must be aware of. Failure to comply with the law could leave you open to prosecution. For more information about these obligations, see the links below.

If you are a private tenant, you have rights relating to your use and enjoyment of the property as well as having responsibilities to keep the property in good order and to pay your rent on time.

Rights and responsibilities

If you need help paying your rent, you may be able to claim Local Housing Allowance (external link).

The Homelessness Advice and Prevention Team offers an advice service to tenants and landlords of privately rented accommodation to help resolve disputes or queries and prevent illegal evictions. Contact details are in the panel on the right of the page.

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