Renting from a private landlord

If your landlord is a housing association or your local council, then you have a community landlord. Read about community landlords here

All other landlords are classed as private landlords. For example, if you live in university accommodation, or housing provided by your employer, then they would be classed as a private landlord.

Most renting agreements given by private landlords are standard occupation contractsThere 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. 

Take a look at the options below to find out more. 

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This page was last updated on: Mawrth 4, 2024

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