General information on landlord and tenancy law for tenants


Landlord and tenancy laws set out a range of protections for tenants – but they also set out corresponding obligations. Disputes arise frequently and range from issues such as rental arrears, repairs, property damage, and anti-social behaviour to breach and termination of the tenancy agreement.

In this section we have outlined some general information on:

  • Laws governing the landlord and tenancy relationship
  • Tenants’ rights
  • Tenants’ responsibilities
  • Common landlord and tenant disputes
  • Resolving disputes

We have set out some guidance on obtaining legal advice for tenants, such as how a landlord and tenancy solicitor can help you, and advice on going to court.

We also cover miscellaneous topics such as:

  • Sitting tenants
  • Adverse possession and squatters’ rights
  • Council housing
  • Emergency housing
  • Anti-social behaviour

If you would like to obtain legal advice on tenancy law, Contact Law can put you in touch with a local specialist tenancy / property law solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local tenancy / property law solicitors please call us on 0800 1777 162.

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