Highlights of this report


The tenancy agreement


The different types explained. Read more

Rent and other charges


What you can expect to pay. Read more

Resolving disputes


Where to get help with disputes. Read more


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Landlord or tenant, make sure you know your rights.

The rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants are spelt out in the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 and subsequent amendments.

Our guide explains what you need to know.