The #1 App That Offers Help for Rental Tenants

Landlord Protection The #1 App That Offers Help for Rental Tenants

The #1 App That Offers Help for Rental Tenants

As a renter, you have several rights that govern your rental unit, your use of it as well as your landlord's responsibilities. Being informed of these rights when you're a rental tenant helps you to be well-prepared to stand up for yourself in the event of a problem or dispute. Often your tenancy agreement defines the responsibilities and rights, so anytime you're stuck, it should be your first port of call.

It's crucial to ensure that the agreement is compliant with the law and fair before signing it. If you fail to understand anything in the process of reading or feel that some rights have not been adhered to, you can talk to your letting agent or landlord. If, in any case, they prove difficult, you can seek help on how to handle them accordingly.

Luckily, DoNotPay seeks to ensure that you receive the needed help for rental tenants as soon as you can. Additionally, we can also help you to get a notice to end tenancy letter template, deal with eviction threats, know how much notice your landlord should give you to move out, understand how much your landlord can raise in a year, and kick out a roommate, among others.

How to Bring Your Rental Tenancy to an End Early

If you want to bring your tenancy agreement to an end early, then your first step should be understanding the nature of your tenancy as well as the contents of the tenancy agreement. The agreement covers the basics of the payable rent, the due date, the deposit you're expected to pay, and whether you're responsible for repairs.

Additionally, it should also cover the following:

  1. The start as well as end date of the agreement.
  2. If the tenancy can be terminated early, and if yes, in what conditions and how much notice should you give.
  3. It should also state what happens if you want to end the tenancy, but your landlord refuses, and whether you're entitled to sub-let the rental unit or take in another person to come and live there till the agreed term is over.

To end the tenancy early, you'll need to either:

  • Negotiate a surrender with the landlord
  • Use a break clause in your contract

If you don't' use any of the above two ways, you'll remain responsible for rent until the tenancy period ends.

Landlord-Tenant Laws in the UK

Alongside your rights, the tenancy agreement also states your responsibilities as well as those of the landlord.

Your responsibilities as a tenantTaking care of the rental unit in the absence of the landlord

Paying the agreed rent on time even when you have disputes with the landlord or are awaiting repairs

Paying for all the damages that have been caused by you or other guests, including friends and family

Pay all other bills and charges listed in your tenancy agreement

Only sublet the flat if the tenancy agreement allows you to do so

The responsibilities of the landlordKeep the rented flat free and safe from health hazards

Ensure all electrical equipment and gas are safely maintained and installed

Protect the tenants' deposit in a government-approved scheme

Give an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for the rentals

Give the tenants a copy of the 'How to rent' checklist when they begin renting from you

My Rights as A Rental Tenant

Here are some of your rights as stated in your tenancy agreement:

  • The right to live in a space that is safe as well as in a good state of repair
  • The right to know the real identity of your landlord
  • The right to be protected from unfair eviction, and rent
  • The right to get back your deposit when moving out
  • Right to challenge any charges that you're convinced are 'excessively high.'
  • The right to live in the rental unit undisturbed
  • The right to a written agreement in case you have a fixed-term tenancy of above three years
  • The right to access the house's energy performance certificate (EPC)

How to End Your Rental Lease Using DoNotPay

If you need help in breaking or ending your lease as a rental tenant but aren't sure of where to begin, DoNotPay has you covered in four simple steps:

  1. Search for and open the Landlord Protection product on DoNotPay.

     

  2. Select which issue applies to you.

     

  3. Answer a simple set of questions, so our chatbot can collect the necessary information to create your demand letter.

     

  4. Choose whether you want DoNotPay to send the demand letter to your landlord or roommate. If you already tried sending a demand letter, and it didn't work, we can help you start the small claims court process.

     

More Services From DoNotPay

Alongside helping you with tenancy issues, DoNotPay can also help you:

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