When privately renting a property, it is important to know what your rights and responsibilities are in relation to your accommodation and where you can get advice if difficulties or problems arise.
Renting a house or flat creates a legal relationship between you and the landlord. This means that you both have a number of rights and certain responsibilities. As a tenant this includes paying the rent on time, not damaging furniture or causing a nuisance.
For landlords it includes carrying out repairs for which they are responsible in a reasonable time and allowing the tenant privacy and peaceful enjoyment of the property. These are just a few examples, there are many more rights and responsibilities placed on both the landlord and tenant.
For more information please visit www.gov.uk/private-renting
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