Private Housing - Landlord and Tenant housing law

Our private housing section is for both landlords and tenants seeking free legal information about rented property and tenancy agreements.

For landlords a key area of interest is accelerated possession procedure, likewise tenants need information on how to defend possession proceedings.

We also provide information on housing disrepair, this is another area of frequent disputes between landlords and their tenants.
The second part of this section deals with mortgages and property repossession. Obviously home owners need to consider their options and look at alternatives to a possession order and ways to raise money to pay the mortgage. If this is not possible one possible outcome is personal bankruptcy.
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Assured Shorthold - Definition

Assured Shorthold - Possession

Accelerated Possession Procedure

Warrants of Execution

Defending Possession Proceedings


Tenancies before 15th January 1989

Housing Benefit Tenants

Property Disrepair

Mortgages and Repossession


Alternatives to a Possession Order

Property Foreclosure

Housing Loans (other than mortgages)

Raising money for mortgage arrears

Tenants of Mortgaged Homes

Consenting to a charge on your property under pressure

Bankruptcy & your home

Human Rights Act 1998 & your home

Links & Addresses

Private Housing - FAQs

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