Renting and leasing
Whether you are renting or leasing, you have rights. If you rent your home or are a leaseholder, you have a legal agreement with the landlord or freeholder. This gives you rights and responsibilities.
Check any agreement you have carefully and ask questions about anything you’re not sure of. But bear in mind that you may have more rights than you think – there are laws to regulate how renting and leasing work. If your agreement doesn’t comply, it may not be legally binding. This could make a big difference if the landlord or freeholder is being unreasonable, or wants you to leave.
These pages explain tenants’ rights but do not give information about leaseholders’ rights and responsibilities. If you are a leaseholder and are unsure of your rights, go to the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) website for information and advice.
If you require further advice, call Shelter Cymru’s Advice and Support Services on 0345 075 5005 or visit advice near you to find an advice surgery locally where you can talk to someone in person.
Private tenants can have several different types of tenancy. Some of these give you more rights than others.
This section explains the rights you have if you are an assured tenant with a private landlord.
This page helps you work out what kind of tenancy you may have if you rent a mobile home from a landlord
We are sorry that we cannot provide this information in Welsh, however if you would like to speak to an adviser in Welsh please contact 0345 075 5005.
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