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Flatting 101: Your guide to flatting

Flatting 101.

Moving into your first flat can be exciting - and overwhelming. It's important to know your rights and responsibilities when you finally find your new home. The people below are at various stages of the flatting process. Jane is looking in the paper for a flat, Rachel and John are moving out, Yasmin and Anaru are trying to sort out a problem with their flat. Click on the photos below to read their story.

Are you a tenant or a flatmate?

If you are a flatmate rather than a tenant, you may have different rights.

Flatmates are not covered by the Residential Tenancies Act 1986, which only covers tenants and landlords. This means the rights of flatmates are not as clear cut.

It’s important to know the difference between tenants and flatmates and how the Act may or may not apply to your situation.

Find out more here »