Private renting for tenants: tenancy agreements

Changes to tenancy agreements

Both you and your landlord must agree in order to change the terms of the tenancy agreement.

Preventing discrimination

You can’t be discriminated against or harassed by your landlord because of:

  • age
  • gender
  • sexual orientation
  • disability (or because of something connected with your disability)
  • religion or belief
  • race
  • being a transgender person
  • being pregnant or having a baby


You might need a guide dog in the house but a term in the tenancy says no pets are allowed. Your landlord must change the terms to allow guide dogs in the property, unless they have a very strong reason not to (if another tenant in the property has a serious allergy to dogs, for example).