Your rights and responsibilities

We want you to enjoy living in your home but, as well as rights, you have responsibilities as part of your tenancy agreement.

Your tenancy agreement, either a Short Assured Tenancy or a Private Residential Tenancy, contains the rights and responsibilities you have as a tenant and our responsibilities as your landlord. If you have a joint tenancy, both tenants have equal rights and responsibilities under the tenancy agreement.

Your rights and responsibilities

You:

  • Have the right to occupy your home if you (and anyone living with, or visiting you) comply with the terms of your tenancy agreement
  • Must occupy your property as your only home
  • Must pay your rent on time
  • Must treat staff and neighbours with respect and not act in an anti-social or threatening manner
  • Must keep your property and common areas in good order and report repairs promptly
  • Must allow access to your property for any repairs, checks, annual visits or planned maintenance work
  • Must allow access to your property for tenancy visits
  • Must request permission prior to carrying out any alterations or decorative works you want to make
  • Must request permission for pets, which will be considered on a case by case basis

Our key responsibilities

Are:

  • Maintaining our properties to a high standard, making sure they are warm, secure and comfortable
  • Informing and consulting with you on any changes to the services you receive

More information

If you have any questions about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, please contact us on 01324 417180 or link2let@linkhaltd.co.uk.