Does your Landlord have a licence to rent their property?
The law requires all privately rented homes classified as a house in multiple occupation (HMO) to have an obligatory licence. Additionally, some boroughs within England require private landlords to licence their properties under the “selective licensing scheme”. All private landlords in Wales are required to license their properties under the “RentSmartWales” scheme . If your landlord has failed to adhere to these statutory requirements then you could have a claim for a Rent Repayment Order of up to 12 times the value of your rent.