Private Renting Tenancy Agreements
If you are moving into a privately rented property, your landlord must ask you to sign a rental agreement that outlines the terms of your stay. It will usually be a written document, but it may also be an oral agreement. If you don`t have a written agreement, you still have rights as a tenant. The main difference between a lease and a licence is that a lease generally offers more protection against forced eviction. Learn more about different types of rentals and your right to stay in private apartments Learn more about your landlord`s liability if you are a private tenant Once your landlord is satisfied with your reference checks, you must pay your deposit. Learn more about renting with a private landlord. Other agreements are periodic, i.e. they run week after week or month after month. You can find more information about your landlord`s repair obligations in our tips on how to make repairs when you rent. All insured and briefly insured tenants (see “What type of lease I`m going to have below”) are entitled to a written agreement, so if your landlord refuses to give you one, you can go to the sheriff`s court to request the development of a lease agreement. Some leases are granted for a fixed term, for example. B 6 months or 1 year.
For more information on the rights and obligations of tenants and social housing owners, see our advice on renting a social tenant. You will find information on the rights and obligations of private tenants and landlords in our advice on renting by a private landlord. The lease is a contract between you and your landlord. It can be written or oral. The lease gives you and your landlord certain rights. For example, your right to occupy the accommodation and your landlord`s right to get rent for the rental of the accommodation. The lease offers security, stability and predictability for tenants and reasonable guarantees for landlords, lenders and investors.