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Tenancy Law in England and Wales

Here we summarise and in some cases list the laws of Enlgland and Wales that apply when renting a residential property including where possible full listings of the statutory laws - courtesy of The Crown & HM Government.

The Housing Tenancy Deposits Prescribed Information Order 2007

The piece of law that covers the information the landlord or his agent must give you to comply with the Deposit law in full

The Housing (Tenancy Deposit Schemes) Order 2007

The essential piece of Law that tells you all about your deposit and how it is to be handled by landlords and Agents

Housing Act 1988

Everything you need to know about the Housing Act 1988 in totality - heavy reading!

Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998

What the gas safety law for rental property

Legal Protection from Eviction 1977

Law covering what can and cannot be done about evicting tenants.

Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999

Unfair terms in Tenancy Agreements

Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

The complete Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 as dictated by the law

Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995

If you have moved property you can be released from covenants and agreements of previous tenancies.

How a landlord or agent may misrepresent the facts about a rental property - The Misrepresentation Act 1967

Been mislead about the facts about your rental property? Learn how to make a claim

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