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Renting privately

Your rights and duties

Tenants have a duty to

  • ensure the rent is paid in full when it is due
  • not cause any damage to the property
  • not to do anything that would cause nuisance, damage or annoyance to the landlord or neighbours
  • inform the landlord of any repairs that are needed

Tenants have the right to

  • know the name and address of the landlord
  • know the terms of the tenancy before it begins
  • have a rent book (if you have a weekly tenancy and are not provided with substantial board)
  • have a reasonable standard of repair in the property
  • have reasonable notice if the landlord wishes to inspect the property
  • correct notice if the landlord wants to end the tenancy
  • remain in occupation until a court order is granted, as long as the tenant does not share facilities with a resident landlord