Your Rights As a UK Tenant for Having Guests Stay—Explained

Landlord Protection Your Rights As a UK Tenant for Having Guests Stay—Explained

Your Rights As a UK Tenant for Having Guests Stay—Explained

It is essential to know your rights as a tenant living in the UK. Landlords will do everything within their power to make money, including denying your right to have guests in your house. There are standard terms for  in their rental apartment.

Some landlords might unreasonably prevent guests from entering your rental house despite having tenant guest rights. They can even go to the extent of charging a fee for every guest that comes over to your house. If it happens, you should fight for your rights in court. The process can be engaging since you have to file a case with the court and wait for your case hearing and verdict.

Fortunately, DoNotPay can help you solve this problem through its Landlord Protection product.

Eviction Laws in UK Explained 

Your landlord must give you two months' notice before evicting you from their property. If you do not vacate from the rental apartment before your served notice expires, your landlord might go to the court and apply for a court possession order.

If your landlord applies for possession, and you still fail to leave the house, they might seek to apply for a warrant for possession. This warrant allows bailiffs to evict you from the property.

Take note that the eviction notice for a fixed term is different, and your landlord can only evict you under the following circumstances:

  • If you haven't paid your rent
  • If you have been engaging in antisocial behavior
  • If you included a break clause in your contract. This clause permits your landlord to take back their property before your fixed term is over.

It is essential to know that a possession order is not effective unless you have lived in the rental flat for six months.

Here are the common reasons why landlords resort to beginning an eviction process:

Non-payment or Refusal to Pay RentA written notice is usually served when the rent is already past due. This gives the tenant the option to pay rent in order to avoid eviction.
Lease Term Agreement ViolationThe landlord serves a notice of breach to the tenant to give them the opportunity to correct the issue before moving forward with the eviction process.
Illegal Activity InvolvementOnce the landlord becomes aware of the illegal activity, he must serve a notice to the tenant before pursuing the eviction.
No End of LeaseThis happens when the landlord no longer plans on renewing the lease and the tenant is already at the end of their lease.

Learn How to Negotiate Rent Increases With Your Landlord

If you disagree with your rent increase, the prudent way is to negotiate with your landlord and come to an agreement. If you cannot reach an agreement about the rent increment, you should challenge it. You should check your tenancy agreement and see if the increment violates your rights.

For instance, if you are on a shorthold tenancy, your rent can be increased regularly, though not all landlords will do it. If your landlord raises the rent, you can negotiate and ask to pay slightly less than what they are suggesting. Many landlords will negotiate with you rather than risk losing a tenant.

How to End Your Tenancy Early

If you plan to terminate your tenancy, you should notify your landlord in advance. You must give your notice of termination in the right way; otherwise, you risk paying rent after you have moved out. You might be forced to pay other bills associated with your rental house, like council tax.The amount of the  notice will depend on what your tenancy agreement says. If you cannot issue the right amount of notice, you should consider surrendering your tenancy.

How To Ask Your Landlord for Repairs

As a renter, you should enjoy your legal rights for repairs. However, before you ask for a repair, kindly do the following:

  • Ensure the repair is your landlord's responsibility
  • Document the problem
  • Request your landlord in writing for the repair
  • Send the letter to your landlord

Learn How to Restore Your Tenants' Rights to Have Guests in the UK by Yourself

You should understand your rights to welcome visitors in your rental flat, lest landlords exploit you. A guest should stay in your rental flat for 14 days within six weeks. If your guest stays for more than 14 days, they can be classed as a tenant, and thus you should let your landlord know about it.

However, some landlords might take advantage and violate your rights to have guests in your house. If this happens, the best solution is to fight back for your right by disputing with your landlord, which can be intimidating. You don't have to worry since DoNotPay can file the dispute on your behalf in less than two minutes.

Learn How to Restore Your Tenants' Rights To Have Guests in UK Using DoNotPay

We guide you in the following 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 on your behalf. If you already tried sending a demand letter and it didn't work, we can help you start the small claims court process.


What Other Problems Can DoNotPay Help You Solve

We can help you:

  1. Learn how much notice a landlord should give you
  2. Know your rights as a tenant in the UK
  3. Discover how much a landlord can raise your rent per year
  4. Learn about tenancy notice
  5. Know how to get your security deposit back
  6. Know how to kick out a roommate
  7. Know how to write an end tenancy letter

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