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As a follow up on the recent articles on the new regulations that came into force as of the 1st of October the following statement on the booklet to be given to all tenants: “How to rent- the checklist for renting in England” is causing a great deal of concern.
It says, “If you have a serious complaint that has been checked by your Local Authority, your landlord cannot evict you for 6 months and must repair the fault”
Please see Paul Shamplina’s article on Property118:
A snapshot of this part of the booklet is below and the whole booklet can be found by clicking here
Is this is an ill thought out reaction to protect tenants from retaliatory evictions and what does it mean in practice?
The legislation emphasis is for tenants to raise repair issues first with the landlord or agent, who must then give a timely response.
However, the guidance indicates that if a local authority has served an enforcement notice or emergency remedial action notice then a tenant will be provided with protection from eviction for six months from the date of notice irrespective of whether they have first raised the issue with their landlord.
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