What kind of tenancy do I have?

In order to know your rights as a tenant, you need to know what kind of tenancy agreement you have. There are several different types of tenancy, but our quick and easy tenancy checker can help you to work out which one you are likely to have.

Remember, you may not necessarily have the type of tenancy that is stated on your tenancy agreement. It's unlikely that your landlord is an expert in housing law, so they may have got your tenancy type wrong.

Are you charged rent?

If you get help to pay your rent from benefits, you're still charged rent so answer 'yes'.

We can't guarantee that the results of this assessment will always be 100% accurate.

If you're unsure about any details, or if your circumstances are not covered, find out ways to get help with your situation.

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Last updated: 11 October 2020

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