If you rent your home, your rights and responsibilities will depend on who your landlord is and what type of renting agreement you have.

Most renting agreements are ‘occupation contracts’ but there are some exceptions

There are two types of landlord: Community landlords and private landlords. If your landlord is a housing association or your local council, then you have a community landlord. 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.

This section will also help you work out your rights if you are sharing accommodation and how to end an occupation contract. 

Shelter Cymru does not give advice to leaseholders. If you are a leaseholder visit The Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE) website for information and advice. 

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This page was last updated on: March 4, 2024

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