Written occupation contracts

Occupation contracts are a new kind of renting agreement that renters have since 1 December 2022. The majority of renters will have an occupation contract, because most renting agreements made before that date have ‘converted’ into occupation contracts. There are some exceptions to this. You can find out about them here 

There are 3 main types of occupation contracts:

It is a legal requirement for your landlord to provide a written occupation contract. Having an agreement in writing will help you and your landlord to understand your rights and responsibilities.  

All community landlords and private landlords must give a written occupation to people renting from them. They could face penalties if they don’t do this. 

Find out more about written occupation contracts by clicking on the options below. 

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This page was last updated on: December 5, 2022

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