About your tenancy rights
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In this section you can find out what kind of tenancy you have, read an overview of the rights and responsibilities shared by all tenants and landlords, and find out more about tenancy agreements and leases.
To know your tenancy rights, you need to know what kind of tenancy agreement you have. Our tenancy checker can help you work out which one you are likely to have.
A tenancy agreement sets out your rights and responsibilities in a rented property. This page explains what a tenancy agreement should contain.
A non-tenant occupier is someone who has an agreement to live in a property but not a legal tenancy. Find out about the rights of non-tenant occupiers.
Whatever kind of tenancy you have, you and your landlord have certain rights and responsibilities. This page gives an overview of what these are.
If you and your flatmates have a joint tenancy agreement, you will all have the same responsibilities. So you are all equally responsible for the rent and keeping to the terms of your tenancy agreement.