When you find a property to rent, your tenancy gives you rights, but there are also certain responsibilities to adhere to when you are renting from a landlord and these will be outlined in your tenancy agreement. This agreement is a contract between you and your landlord, giving you both specific rights as the person who is occupying the property, and the owner who is letting the property.
It’s important to stick to the set rules so you don’t break your tenancy agreement, as this is a legally binding contract usually set for a fixed term such as 12 or 18 months, and carries specific penalties for any type of contract breaches.
The individual rights and responsibilities of the agreement are given by law, and can be made up of express terms, including written details contained inside the legal document, and implied terms, which are rights given by law and established through custom and practice.
We take tenant’s responsibilities seriously here at Uptown Properties
As one of the leading letting agencies in Finchley, we believe the rights of both tenants and landlords are equally important and provide the following advice for tenants looking to let a property in London.