Private tenants can have several different types of tenancy. Some of these give you more rights than others.
It's very important to know what kind of tenancy you have, as it can have a big impact on your rights. The vast majority of private tenants are assured shorthold tenants but it is possible that you have a different type of tenancy. It usually depends on the sort of accommodation you live in and when your tenancy started. You may not necessarily have the type of tenancy that your tenancy agreement, or your landlord, says you have.
For a summary of the different types of private tenancies, below you can download a free booklet on renting from a private landlord from the Communities and Local Government website.
If you are having difficulties with your tenancy, need face-to-face housing advice or are threatened with homelessness, you can contact the Housing Options Service.
If you are having problems with outstanding repairs that the landlord will not carry out, please contact the Housing Standards Team on 01274 434520.
The following organisations provide help and advice to tenants on all aspects of housing and tenancy issues
CHAS @ St Vincent’s Community Support Centre
Telephone: 01274 726790 – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Website: www.chasbradford.btck.co.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradford Citizens Advice
Shipley Citizens Advice
6-8 Windsor Road
Keighley Citizens Advice
Central Hall, Alice Street
General Telephone Advice Line - 0344 245 1282
Dedicated Debt Advice Line - Non Emergency - 01274 758047