If you are renting your home, you have to either have a tenancy agreement or a license to live in the property. Both tenancy agreements and licenses can be either written or verbal, although written is always better.
If an agreement seems unfair, it may not be valid.
The law gives certain rights to people who are renting and these cannot be taken away no matter what your agreement says.
At the Portland Centre we can help you with all of the following issues:
- Is the rental agreement a tenancy or a license?
- What are renting agreements and tenancy rights
- What if you only have a verbal agreement?
- What should you check for in a written agreement?
- What are the different types of tenancy agreements about?
- How do I know what I need?
- Is the agreement fair or unfair?
- What rights do I have in a joint tenancy agreement?
- What happens when an agreement runs out?
This is how the Portland Centre can help you
- A Portland Centre staff member will listen to your needs and discuss your options
- If necessary we will seek specialist housing advice
- We will accompany you to meetings and appointments
- Our Debt Advisor will work with you to create a Financial statement to help you deal with rent arrears
If you need help, information or advice on any matter including tenancy agreements, just call us on 01305 824333 or e-mail us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre staff member to receive immediate assistance and access our free, independent 'Care Home' guide, which includes a checklist of what you should be looking for in a Care Home.