All landlords and tenants should be aware of the legal landlord and tenant obligations. UK renting laws protect all parties involved.
LANDLORD & TENANT RENTAL LAWS: You should never take the law into your own hands no matter what the circumstances.
UK landlords who rent rooms to tenants must follow strict rules of conduct regarding the tenancy agreement.
Legislation also applies to the deposit protection scheme and the time for evicting the occupiers from the property.
Following the Home Office announcement, new rules now apply for anyone renting out a room to tenants in England.
That means landlords need to check the legality of a tenant's or lodger's eligibility for renting a property or a room from their residence.
DEPOSIT PROTECTION SCHEME: Are you renting a home on an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) that started after 6th of April 2007? If so, your landlord must secure your deposit in a tenancy deposit protection scheme.
TENANT EVICTION: The guide explains the eviction process and how long it takes to evict a private tenant in England or Wales. You can find current information for landlords on the tenant eviction process.
ACCELERATED POSSESSION: What are accelerated possession orders and how to use them? The guide explains all about private tenant eviction using the accelerated possession procedure.
ILLEGAL EVICTIONS OR HARASSMENT: What exactly is harassment by a private landlord? Find out in this simple guide with further advice for dealing with illegal evictions and your rights as a tenant.
POSSESSION HEARINGS: County court possession hearings and orders get used in the eviction of a tenant. The judge decides whether to make a court order or to set a hearing date.
SECTION 21 & SECTION 8 NOTICES: Landlords can evict tenants who have an assured shorthold tenancy by using a Section 21 or Section 8 notice. Find information on the two methods of giving a tenant notice to quit.
TENANTS BELONGINGS: A tenant leaves some possessions behind after the tenure has ended. It happens! But, as their ex landlord what should you do with tenants belongings after eviction and can you sell them?
TENANT RIGHT TO RENT SCHEME: The Immigration Act 2014 introduced the tenant right to rental rules in England. Landlords, and anyone subletting, must now perform basic document checks on new adult tenants.
PENALTIES FOR ILLEGAL RENTING: You can get civil penalties for illegally renting a property to anyone who does not have the right to rent in the UK. Find out what happens if you become under suspicion of renting a house or room illegally?
RENT A ROOM SCHEME: Check out the rule guide for renting out a room in your home. It includes important information on the Rent a Room Scheme in the United Kingdom.
Landlord and Tenant Rental Laws in the United Kingdom