Common law / Non Assured tenancies
Common law tenancies sometimes known as Non-assured tenancies are not regulated by specific laws. Your rights depend mainly on your tenancy agreement. Check who has common law tenancy rights and what those rights are.
This page explains who has common law tenancy rights and how these can be added to by what's in your tenancy agreement.
This page explains your rights under the common law. These rights can be added to by your tenancy agreement, but not any terms make the agreement unfair.
As well as giving you rights, the common law also imposes responsibilities on tenants. Your tenancy agreement may state additional responsibilities as well.
Last updated: 8 May 2019
Housing laws differ between Scotland and England.
This content applies to Scotland only.