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Renting rooms in someone's home: a guide for people renting from resident landlords

You should read this booklet if you rent (or are thinking of renting) in a property where the landlord also lives.

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You should read this booklet if you rent (or are thinking of renting) in a property where the landlord also lives.

In law, a resident landlord letting is one where the landlord and the person he or she lets to, live in the same building. This includes conversions where they live in different parts of the same property (however long ago it was converted).

However, if the property is split into purpose built flats, with the landlord and you in different flats, or you do not live in the same property as your landlord you should instead read the booklet ‘Assured and assured shorthold tenancies - a guide for tenants’ if the letting began on or after 15 January 1989.

If it began before this date read ‘Regulated tenancies’.