February 2020 – Is your let property fit for human habitation?

In all the ‘excitement’ of Brexit over recent months, you would be forgiven for missing a recent and important new piece of legislation relating to let property, which came into force last March.

‘The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018’ received Royal Assent on 20 December 2018 and has amended the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. It requires that any property let by a landlord is fit for human habitation when a tenancy is granted and remains so for the duration of the term. The new legislation will apply to new tenancies (of less than seven years), including a  renewal of an existing tenancy from then. The Act will also apply to a tenancy which was a fixed term tenancy and became periodic (i.e. month to month), on or after 20 March 2019.

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 Article by Victoria Mitchell Open PDF

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