In this section you will find information for tenants, including:
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This information sheet for tenants and landlords answers some common questions about tenancy and the law.
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Tenant and landlord rights and obligations
This information sheet describes what tenants and landlords can and can’t do.
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Renting and you – a guide to the law about renting
This booklet for tenants and landlords is designed for people who need to know the basics of what the law relating to tenancy means, especially when they’re renting for the first time.
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Tips for hassle-free flatting
This information sheet for tenants provides some helpful hints and advice about tenancy agreements and payments, and your rights as a tenant or flatmate.
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Need some help with a boarder issue, or a dispute between tenants?
The Ministry doesn’t cover that side of renting and flatting. Citizens Advice Bureaux and student accommodation advisers can offer advice on flatmate relationships.
Dispute resolution toolkit
This toolkit offers landlords and tenants guidance on how to prevent, and how to sort out tenancy problems.
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