If you have an assured, short assured tenancy or one under the new tenancy regime, you have many rights as a tenant. However, you also have responsibilities. It is important that you keep to the terms of your tenancy agreement or your landlord may be able to evict you.
There's Protection Against Illegal Eviction and Harassment For Private Rented Sector Tenants. As a tenant with a private landlord, the law protects you against harassment and illegal eviction. You can get more information by contacting your local Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) offices for advice and assistance - 0845 1400 095
Pay your rent on time - It is important that you pay your rent on time. If you have rent arrears, don't ignore them! If you are behind with your rent, your landlord will have grounds to start legal proceedings for eviction. Contact your landlord to discuss how you will clear your arrears. Landlords are much more likely to be sympathetic if they know that you are trying to resolve the matter.
Remember, if you are renting from a private landlord, they may be relying on your rent to pay the mortgage.
If you are having problems paying your rent, please contact Frontline Fife on 01592 800 430. Frontline Fife offer tenants and landlords impartial free independent Housing Information. They work to prevent homelessness through education, advice, advocacy, support and delivery of services.
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