How can I find out what type of tenancy I have?

How can I find out what type of tenancy I have?

You can check what type of tenancy you have. The tenancy agreement should be signed by all tenants and your landlord. If there are joint tenants, each tenant should receive a copy of the agreement. It’s good practice for a written tenancy agreement to include the following details:

When to talk to an adviser about a tenancy agreement?

If you’re thinking of disputing or are trying to enforce a verbal agreement with your tenant or landlord, you can talk to an adviser. There are obligations you and your landlord have which may not be set down in the agreement but which are given by law and are implied into all tenancy agreements.

What do you need to know about a tenancy agreement?

What is a tenancy agreement. The tenancy agreement is a contract between you and your landlord. It may be written or oral. The tenancy agreement gives certain rights to both you and your landlord, for example, your right to occupy the accommodation and the your landlord’s right to receive rent for letting the accommodation.

What’s the difference between a tenancy agreement and a licence to occupy?

What an agreement states and what the tenancy actually is may be different. For example, your landlord may claim that an assured tenancy is in fact an assured shorthold tenancy (short assured tenancy in Scotland), or that the agreement is not a tenancy agreement but a ‘licence to occupy’.

How do I get the name and address of my Landlord?

Under the current law, tenants can request their landlord’s contact information from the letting agent or relevant person managing the property. When a tenant makes a written request, that person, letting agent or property manager has 21 days to give you the name and address of the landlord.

Is it legal for a tenant to know the address of a landlord?

The section is given ‘teeth’ as the tenant is legally entitled to withhold his rent until such time as the address is provided.

Can a TRO agent not tell you the address of a tenant?

In which case, the agent will have a vested interest in not telling you. However, here your Local Authority TRO may be willing to help you (under the L1985 s1). There’s no harm in asking anyway. Most agents will not want to risk a prosecution as it will affect their credibility.

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