by mikebell on 12 February, 2019
A new law that will enable tenants to take their landlord to court will come into effect on 20th March. The law basically means that when renting a property, tenants have the right to expect that it is fit for habitation from they date they rent it and right through their tenancy. The courts will be able to force landlords to act and can impose fines and order for compensation to be paid in some cases.
This includes issues such as is the property free from damp? Is there a water supply? Are there adequate drainage and sanitary conveniences? Is there adequate natural light and ventilation?
This is a positive move and gives enhanced powers to tenants to force landlords to improve homes. Tenants can also report issues to their local council and ask them to act against the landlord.Leave a comment