Set out the terms associated with a tenant's holding deposit
Rent out a house in Wales under an Occupation Contract
Rent out a flat in Wales under an Occupation Contract
Rent out a room under an occupation contract in Wales
Rent out individual rooms to residential tenants in Scotland
Rent out a flat to residential tenants in Scotland
Rent out a house to residential tenants in Scotland
Set out details of a rent increase for a residential tenant
Manage tenants' rights FAQs
Tenants who rent a privately-owned property are entitled to a variety of different rights. Landlords need to be aware of and comply with these rights before entering into a Tenancy agreement with any tenants. In Wales, 'tenants' are also known as 'contract holders'. For the avoidance of doubt, references to ‘tenants’ also apply to ‘contract holders’ unless otherwise specified.
Tenants who rent a privately-owned property have responsibilities but are also entitled to several rights. These include the:
The tenancy agreement contains what the tenant can and cannot do at the property.
Other general tenant responsibilities include:
The main obligations for landlords are:
Landlords are also liable under different legislation for gas safety, furniture safety, fire safety, environmental health and liabilities under common and civil law. As tenants are entitled to safe and secure homes, landlords must endeavour to do everything possible to ensure their property is safe.