The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force in England this year.
The Act means that all social and private sector landlords, or agents acting on their behalf, will be required to ensure that a property and its common areas are fit for human habitation at the beginning and throughout the tenancy.
If a home is found not to be suitable and the issue is not resolved, tenants will have the right to take direct legal action.
All new or renewed domestic tenancies on or after 29th March 2019 will apply. Existing tenancies will fall under the requirements of the Act when they are renewed. Existing periodic tenancies have 11 months until they need to comply on 20th March 2020.
Kellie Marsh, Lettings Manager at Robinson & Hall, comments “We carry out regular inspections on all our fully managed houses to ensure that they are being looked after and that the tenants are keeping on top of their maintenance requirements.”
For further information or to find out how Robinson & Hall can help you, please call Kellie Marsh on 01234 362937 or email email@example.com