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Private tenant at risk of becoming homeless

Private tenant at risk of becoming homeless

Find out what to do if you’re a private tenant and at risk of being homeless

Your landlord has to follow certain rules if they want to end your tenancy depending on the type of tenancy you have.

Tenancy types

If you’re not sure about your type of tenancy or licence, you can use Shelter’s tenancy rights checker to find out more.

Once you know what type of tenancy you have, you can find out more about your rights as a private tenant on the Shelter website.

If your landlord wants you to move out

Your landlord has to tell you in writing if they want you to move out from their property. In most situations verbal notice is not legal, even if you don’t pay rent.

You can:

Harassment or illegal eviction

If you’re being harassed by your landlord or think that you’re being evicted illegally, you can get help from our Tenancy Relations Team.