Find out what to do if you're a private tenant and at risk of being homeless.
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Your landlord has to follow certain rules if they want to end your tenancy depending on the type of tenancy you have.
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 Go to https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/private_renting (opens new window) 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.
- find out more about what your landlord has to do if they want you to leave on the Shelter site Go to http://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/eviction/eviction_notices_from_private_landlords (opens new window)
- read our pdf Help pack for private tenants who have been given a notice to quit (85 KB)
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.