Your rights as a tenant
There are several different types of tenancy, and your rights will differ depending on your tenancy. The process to evict you will also differ.
Your tenancy type may depend on:
- When you moved into the property
- Whether you have a private landlord or a social landlord (a local authority or housing association)
- Whether you rent the whole property or just a part of it
In most cases, tenants of private landlords have less legal protection, and it can be harder to stop eviction.
Working out your tenancy type and what rights you and landlord have can be complicated. If you need help with this, you should seek advice from a specialist housing advice agency.
Most landlords will give you a written tenancy agreement. Even if you don’t have a tenancy agreement, you still have rights as a tenant and in most cases your landlord can’t evict you without a court’s permission.