Advice for Tenants

The law surrounding tenancy agreements, for both landlords and tenants themselves, is complex and can be confusing.

Advice for tenants, both private and social, and landlords can be found at the below website, which contains a wide range of information covering all aspects of tenancy.

Please note this website is linked to for information only and is not in any way affiliated with Uttlesford District Council.

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Tenant Handbook

If you are an Uttlesford tenant, you can download a copy of our Tenant Handbook, which contains information and advice on all aspects of your tenancy. 

Download a copy of the Uttlesford Tenant Handbook (PDF 298Kb)


Fire Safety

A guide has been produced specifically for the blocks of flats owned by the council and is based on the fire safety risk assessments carried out on each building. Although the council recognises its legal duty with regard to risk assessments is limited to the communal areas only it has extended the recommendations made in this guide to include the living areas of the flats as these potentially present the highest risk of fire occurring. The guide also makes reference to those flats within blocks that have been purchased privately as they remain integral to the fire safety of the building as a whole.

View the Fire Safety Guide for Council Owned Flats (PDF 257Kb)


Other useful information:

Your Rights and Responsibilities
Conditions of Tenancy (PDF) [111KB]