If you’re planning on entering the private rented housing market or already renting out properties, you’ll need to be sure that your property is fit to live in, safe, secure and properly managed. While we have tried to make this section as comprehensive as possible, covering as much as we can with what is involved with being a Landlord.
Guides, Information and Advice for Landlords and Tenants
- Types of Tenancy
- Guide to Landlords and Tenants rights and responsibilities, including guidance on the different types of tenancy and what they mean,
- Deposit Protection Schemes (DPS)
- Guide to the Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS), how it works, who needs to use them and how to choose the best scheme for you
- Ending a Tenancy
- Tenants and Landlords guide to the legal rights and duties when ending a tenancy or licence
- Deposits, Rent and Changing a Tenancy Agreement
- Guide to tenancy agreements, how to change the tenancy agreement, what happens if a tenant dies and information on rent increases and subletting.
- Rent Arrears
- Rent arrears guidance for Tenants dealing with rent arrears, including getting debt and legal advice if your Landlord takes you to court.
- Evicting Tenants
- Eviction guide for Landlords and Tenants. Landlords find out how to take back properties from your Tenants and Tenants, find out how to avoid being illegally evicted.
- Deposit Protection Schemes Problems and Disputes
- Guide to handling issues when things go wrong with your Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS).
- Settling Rent Disputes – Rent Assessment Committee
- Guide to how and when you can appeal to the Rent Assessment Committee about your rent.
- Stopping Anti-Social Behaviour in Privately Rented Accommodation
- Guide to anti-social behaviour and what you can do and who can help you deal with to deal with it.
- Renting Out Your Home
- Guide to what you need to do if you want to rent out your home, including the types of tenancy you may need and advice on using letting agents.
- Renting out Rooms in your Home
- ‘Resident Landlord’ rights and responsibilities.
- Landlord’s Energy Saving Allowance
- Guide to the Landlord’s Energy Savings Allowance and how you maybe able to reduce the tax you pay by making energy saving improvements to the residential property you rent out.
- Making Repairs in Privately Rented Accommodation
- Guide to who is responsible for carrying them out repairs, be it the landlords or the tenants, should the property need any repairs.
- Standards and Landlord Obligations for Houses with Multiple Private Tenants
- Guide explaining if you live in a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) and what legal standards apply to you.
- Health and Safety in Privately Rented Accommodation
- Guide to the Gas, Fire, Electrical and other Health and Safety standards Landlords must meet.
- Good Private Landlords and Accreditation Schemes
- Guide to Landlord Accreditation Schemes, how they work and how they can benefit both Landlords and Tenants.
The information in this guide has been prepared for guidance only and is not to be taken as an authoritative document on law.
Whilst we have made every effort to ensure that all information contained in this section is correct, we must stress that it is your responsibility as a landlord to satisfy yourself on the suitability and safety of the premises. We can `accept no liability in this respect whatsoever.