Rights of a tenant – do you know what a landlord can and can’t do?
A new study shows that 97 per cent of tenants DON’T know their rights as renters
Since 1997, the number of people renting their home has doubled to 4.7million households across the UK. And yet according to a new survey by Totally Money, only a paltry 3 per cent of those renters actually know their full rights as tenants. Shocking, isn’t it?
Whether you’re one of that 4.7million, or a private landlord with a small portfolio, it’s well worth knowing the answers to the following.
Can a landlord legally change the rent without notifying the tenant?
Yes they can. But if you’re shocked, you’re not alone. Half of those questioned (exactly 50 per cent) didn’t know the right answer to this one.