Housing Advice for tenants
The Housing Act 2004 introduced a way in which local authorities ("councils") assess housing conditions in England and Wales.
Harassment is when your landlord, or someone else acting for them does things to try and make you leave your home.
The majority of private rented tenants are assured shorthold tenants. They can only be evicted in certain circumstances and landlords must follow certain rules and procedures.
Your landlord must put your deposit in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme (TDP) if you rent your home on an assured shorthold tenancy that started after 6 April 2007.