Tenants do have a number of very solid legal rights. However, it is not easy to find out what they all are as they are scattered among many acts and regulations.
I have tried in this section to set out what I consider to be the most important ten rights, in an easy to understand list. Click the item to find a short information page about each.
Ten Tenants Rights
- The Right to Housing
- The Right to Information
- The Right to have your Deposit protected
- The Right to be treated fairly
- The Right to a fair rent and to to set off expenses
- The Right not to be discriminated against
- The Right to a safe property which is in proper repair
- The Right to live in the property undisturbed (and only be evicted through the courts)
- The Right to Leave the Property
- The Right for your family to live in the property after your death
As you will see when you click through and read the pages, the rights do not work in the way you might expect. Indeed, in some cases you may not actually have the right or if you do the right is qualified in some way or only available to certain classes of people.
Still all these rights do exist in at least some way.
I give some guidance on where to go for advice in some of the articles. However for a general Landlord Law Blog post on free sources of legal help for tenants >> click here.