Tenancy agreements

Renting is a two-way agreement between you and the landlord. As a tenant, you have legal rights and responsibilities, and so does your landlord.

When a landlord offers you a tenancy, you’ll both need to sign a tenancy agreement. Before you sign make sure you understand what it says and what's expected of you.

If you’re not sure about what should be in your tenancy agreement it’s a good idea to have it checked by an independent person from the Citizens Advice Bureau or Community Law centre.  This is usually free.

Your rights and responsibilities

Knowing your rights and responsibilities, and those of your landlord, can help with problem-free renting. You’ll find lots of helpful advice and information about being a tenant here: