Unhappy tenants can now sue their landlords

A new law has come into force enabling people living in rented accommodation the opportunity to sue their landlords over unfit homes.

On Wednesday, March 20, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act came into effect, allowing tenants to go to the courts if they feel their landlord is not keeping their property well maintained.

This Act will apply to tenancies of less than seven years in England and Wales in an update of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.

 

Legal action can be taken on a number of issues, including properties that are too cold or too hot, have damp or mould as well as noise and lighting issues.

 

 

 

 

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