Renting from a private landlord
If you rent your home and your landlord is not the council or a housing association then you have a private landlord
Most renting agreements given by private landlords are standard occupation contracts. There are two main types of standard occupation contract:
- Fixed term standard contracts – this means your contract lasts for a specific length of time (but you can’t be evicted at the end of the fixed term without a court order), and;
- Periodic standard contracts – this means your contract does not have an end date, but rolls forward with each rental period.
There are some situations where you might have a different kind of renting agreement. For example, if you share certain parts of the accommodation with your landlord you may not have a standard contract.
If you are not sure what type of contract you have get help.
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