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The new Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

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Tue 19 Mar 2019

The new Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

The new Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 will be introduced from tomorrow giving tenants the right to sue landlords who fail to adequately maintain their properties.
 

A property will be unfit for habitation if there are serious defects in any of the following:

  • Repair
  • Stability
  • Freedom from damp
  • Internal arrangement
  • Natural lighting
  • Ventilation
  • Water supply
  • Drainage and sanitary conveniences; and
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  • Facilities for preparation and cooking of food and for the disposal of waste water.
The new law is designed to prevent tenants having to put up with unsafe or unsanitary conditions, such as damp, poor ventilation, lack of natural light and blocked drains.

For the full artcle from Landlord Today, follow the link below.

https://www.landlordtoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2019/3/what-issues-can-cause-a-property-to-be-classed-unfit-under-new-law