If you’re currently renting the property where you live, your landlord has to provide you a certain standard of living by law. If you believe your house or flat needs repair or if you think your landlord isn’t living up to their responsibilities, we can advise you on what to do next.
Here’s what you should know:
The difference between a tenancy and a license is important as tenants usually have more rights than licensees. You should know which agreement you have in order to know your rights.
If your landlord (or a letting agency acting on a landlord’s behalf) takes a security deposit for your property, they must pay it into a tenancy deposit protection scheme.
A deposit is usually made when you sign a tenancy agreement and the landlord must pay it into a tenancy deposit protection scheme within 30 days of receiving it.
Your landlord has an ongoing obligation to carry out and maintain a basic standard of repair on your property (established by Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985).
This means maintaining the structure and exterior of your property if it has been damaged, including:
All your property’s installations should also be maintained, including:
We work with a panel of solicitors, so if you think your landlord is treating you differently because of your HIV status, contact one of our online advisors at THT Direct and we’ll put you in touch with someone who can help.
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