From March 2019, Tenants will be able to sue landlords who refuse to keep up with repairs!
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Tenants are to be given the power to sue landlords who fail to maintain their properties adequately this is set out under a new law which comes into affect on 20th March 2019. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act aims to make it easier for renters to tackle rogue landlords who refuse, or ignore, their requests to fix major property issues such as boiler breakdown, a blocked drain and damp. From March, tenants will no longer have to go through their local council to sort out the matter, and can instead opt to take their landlord to court!. Not only will courts be able to order the landlord to make repairs, but they can also award the tenants compensation! The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act rules a property is unfit for habitation if there are any major defects with the following: - RepairsStability & Structure - Freedom from damp - Internal arrangements - Natural lighting - Ventilation - Water supply - Drainage and sanitary conveniences - Facilities for preparation and cooking of food and for the disposal of waste water. For more information regarding these updates, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Article provided by: OneLandlord.com