My landlord complains about how we are acting in the property, is that allowed?

A landlord can have cause to complain about how you’re keeping your place if you are doing anything that could attract rats and vermin (like not taking the rubbish out) or any damage you have caused to fixtures and furnishing or if the way you’re acting is making the property insecure. They are able to raise these problems with you. 

If you don’t rectify them, you could lose your deposit.

But if they are complaining about unwashed pans or your messy bedroom, that is not a reasonable concern.

When your landlord raises a concern with you, take a minute to think whether this is reasonable, will it affect the property? 

Most things can be sorted out with a chat, but if overly involved landlords persist, drop into LUU Advice or send us an email.