Tenants are often unaware of their rights or are reluctant to enforce the rights they do have for fear of possible reprisal, particularly given the shortage of affordable rental properties.
- While you're on a fixed-term tenancy agreement of two years or less your rent generally can't be increased unless it's written into the agreement
- You can't stop paying your rent if your landlord doesn't do urgent repairs
- If you're on a fixed-term agreement a landlord can't kick you out without good cause
- When it comes to water bills, you're only liable for your water consumption charges, not other associated supply charges