Here you'll find useful information and advice for tenants.
There is a term in a tenancy agreements, under the Rent Act 1977 and the Housing Act 1988, that the tenant will let the landlord have access to the property and all reasonable facilities to carry out repairs which the landlord is entitled to do.
The landlord or agent is entitled to carry out periodic tenancy inspections.
The landlord or agent authorised by the tenant, at reasonable times of the day, can enter the property to inspect its condition and state of repair. They must give the tenant at least 24 hours notice in writing before they carry out such an inspection.
If you are currently going through a relationship breakdown then it is important that you understand your housing rights.
Please do not leave the accommodation without receiving advice about your rights to the property.
If you have moved into a rented property and you are finding that your rent is hard to manage, then you can check to see if you are entitled to any housing benefit to cover your rent.
You can check whether you should be entitled to this by using the Housing Benefit calculator, or by contacting Malvern Hills Customer Service Centre to discuss applying for housing benefit. You may also wish to check that you are receiving all the benefits that you are entitled to.
The Housing Advice Team are also able to help with housing advice and preventing you from losing your tenancy.
If you have pests at your property you should inform your landlord. Your landlord does not have a responsibility to pay for pest control services but will need to be made aware of the problem.
For further information please visit the Environmental Health council webpage.
- Citizen Advice Bureau
- Housing Benefit calculator
- National Debt Line
- Direct Gov (Benefit)
- Environmental Health webpage
- Harassment & Illegal Eviction
- Published top tips for tenants of assured shorthold tenancies
Contact our housing team:
Telephone: 01386 565020