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Sharing rented accommodation

When you share rented accommodation with other people, it's important to choose carefully who you live with and to check that you understand your rights. Your rights will depend on whether you and your housemates have joint or separate tenancies and who your landlord is (for example, the council or a private landlord). This will affect how easily you can be evicted, and what you can do if you have problems with your housemates.

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