Boarders and Lodgers - Your rights and responsibilites

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The purpose of this brochure is to help boarders and lodgers understand their rights and responsibilities. This fact sheet provides useful tips on how to avoid problems with landlords and if problems do arise, where to get advice.
Consumer Protection
Last updated 27 May 2014

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