I recently signed a tenancy agreement for a new place I just moved in to.
This is a shared house with 4 other tenants (5 total). The tenancy agreement i signed was a “Co-operate Let Agreement”. I tried to find information on it online, but no avail. The agreement is for the address rather than my room which is what I am used to. I do not know the other tenants.
I would like to kno, from a legal stand point:
1. Should my agreement have been an HMO or is it still ok to be a “Co-operate let agreement”? If supposed to be HMO, what should I do.
2. My room door does not have a lock. I asked landlord why and he said that everyone is referenced so it is safe. Legally, I suspect that i can’t force him to do it, but is there a way around it? Not comfortable having my room unlocked.
3. What are the requirements for a “Co-operate Let agreement” property interms of smoke detectors? Since not an HMO, there is no smoke detector in my room, but i don’t feel like house has adequate detectors (only one working i think in landing).
4. Found out landlord might not be paying council tax although my agreement clearly says that my rent includes council tax? Should i do something?
Thanks a mil and hope ye all can help.