Understand your tenants’ rights and be aware of them
As a landlord, it is just as important for you to know your tenants' rights as well as your responsibilities. Managing a portfolio effectively means undertaking your duties as a landlord, ensuring that your tenants' rights are being upheld and adhered to.
Being sure that you stick to your tenants' rights reduces the risk of a complicated and stressful tenancy and improves the relationship between you and your tenants. Protecting your tenants' rights is a legal requirement, and in turn, protects you from facing legal action.
The expert team at AST Assistance have the extensive experience needed to help you to understand your tenants’ rights, why you must be aware of them, and provide tailored advice on how to prepare yourself for certain circumstances.
To receive bespoke advice in speaking to property and tenancy experts, speak to the team at AST Assistance. We will explain and guide you through tenancy rights laws and your obligations, so that you know your duties and how to properly manage a property.
How we can help
There are a number of vital tenants’ rights which must be protected. Failure to do so can be a violation of the law, which could lead to financial legal penalties. Property law and tenants rights change often, so it is vital that you stay on top of changes to remain compliant and fulfil your duties.
AST Assistance has helped countless landlords manage tenants' rights, so that even in complicated tenancy situations, our team of property specialists can be at your side to guide you through your options.
Not only will we be at your side to manage your tenants' rights, but we will also use our expertise to ensure you can undertake your activities in a streamlined and stress-free manner.
You will learn best practices and how to effectively manage your portfolio, acquiring expert guidance to understand your full responsibilities. The team gives advice tailored for your circumstances, so if you are looking for industry-leading guidance, get in touch with us today.
What are tenants’ rights?
Tenants have a number of rights that are protected by law, the most important being:
- Living in a safe property of a good standard
- Having their deposit protected during tenancy, then returned post-tenancy
- Living undisturbed
- Knowing you as their landlord
- Obtain an Energy Performance Certificate
- Questioning unreasonable fees
Should there be a tenancy agreement, it is vital that the conditions within are fair and legally compliant.
Once the tenancy begins, you must provide your tenant with a copy of the “How to Rent” guide (if the property is in England). This guide outlines the responsibilities of both landlords and tenants in a tenancy, including a checklist on the procedures for starting and ending the tenancy.
What are tenants’ rights with increased rent?
One of the most common queries involving the rights of tenants is whether they must accept increased rent. In order to increase rent, landlords must follow procedures, depending on the type of tenancy.
The rules depend on whether your property houses an assured shorthold tenant, assured tenant, protected tenant, an occupier with basic protection or an excluded occupier.
If you wish to increase your property rent, you should first seek to understand your tenants’ rights by speaking to property law experts, such as the ones at AST Assistance.
Get in touch
If you encounter an issue with tenants’ rights, or are looking to make a decision involving the tenancy but want to ensure you stay legally compliant, get in touch with the specialists at AST Assistance. Receive tailored advice today by calling us at 01706 619 954, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or filling in our online form to request a call back.