Tenants
tenants
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Tenant’s rights and responsibilities If you’re a tenant in privately rented property you have certain rights and responsibilities. As a tenant, you have the right to: live in a property that’s safe and in a good state of repair have your deposit returned when the tenancy ends - and have the deposit protected know who your landlord is live in the property undisturbed see an Energy Performance Certificate for the property be protected from unfair eviction   
Your responsibilities You must give your landlord access to the property to inspect it or carry out repairs. Your landlord has to give you at least 24 hours’ notice and visit at a reasonable time of day, unless it’s an emergency and they need immediate access. You must also: take good care of the property, eg take steps to prevent burst pipes if you’re away in cold weather pay the agreed rent, even if repairs are needed or you’re in dispute with your landlord only sublet a property or take in paying guests if the tenancy agreement or your landlord allows it
repair or pay for any damage caused by you, your family, friends or visitors pay other charges as agreed with the landlord, eg Council Tax or utility bills after 1 February 2016 prove that you or anyone else in the property has a right to live in England  adhere     to     all     of     the     conditions contained        within        your        rental agreement   such   as   not   keeping   pets when     prohibited     by     the     tenancy agreement Your landlord has the right to take legal action to evict you if you don’t meet your responsibilities.
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