Finding accommodation is not always easy, and even when you have a place to call your own you could face problems unless you know something about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. We’ve put together some information to get you started.
We’ve put together some information to get you started which is also available in leaflet form here: SRC Flat Hunting 2013 leaflet. If you find you need more help, or if you just want to chat things through before you make a decision then please contact The Advice Centre.
Where to find it
Finding accommodation is not always easy, we've got some tips on where to look, where to stay and what to keep an eye out for when you go flat viewing.
Know your tenancy rights and your landlord's responsibilities.
Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)
A House in Multiple Occupation is a property where three or more unrelated people live, using shared facilities. To find out more on HMOs, read on.
Unfair Terms, Fees & Your Deposit
At the SRC Advice Centre we see many different tenancy agreements, each with their own unique terms. Some terms in tenancy agreements are intended to impose a penalty on the tenant should he or she fail to act in accordance with other terms in the agreement. We have been successful in arguing in court that a term such as this constitutes an unfair contract term and that the term was an unfair penalty.