Damp and Condensation in Rented Properties
Tenants are now able to sue their landlord for issues arising from poorly maintained properties including those with damp and condensation under new laws that came into on 20th March 2019.
If necessary repairs aren’t carried out, then the occupant can take them to court which can result in an injunction forcing the work being carried out.
You can find Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 HERE.
Your Tenants are being approached with "No Win - No Fee" offers by companies who will act on their behalf, and take a cut.
The housing charity – SHELTER - estimates that around 2.5 million people are living properties that are unfit for human habitation that is partly due to a 1985 law which made it the responsibility of local authorities to investigate conditions, which wasn’t possible in reality due to the lack of man-power required to carry out such checks. This in-turn allowed some unscrupulous landlords to skimp on the costs of maintaining their properties, leaving tenants to deal with the consequences.
Landlords now have to make sure their properties meet certain standards at the beginning and throughout a tenancy – Including Damp and Ventilation.
SHELTER have published a letter that tenants can use to request repairs from their landlord, and advice if they are worried about being evicted for complaining. Click HERE for full details.
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