- Category: People Interests
Landlords of residential properties have an obligation by law to fairly maintain, service, and repair their dwellings – after all, these are the homes of tenants.
This doesn’t relate to longer leasehold interests where ‘tenants’ need to act more like an owner themselves; this is for shorter term ones like AST lets.
The Lease Says It All
The golden rule when looking at any landlord and tenant obligations is the lease.
What these leases clauses say, goes. It is often only in extreme circumstances where the law of the land has to override this, for example fairer levels of fees being charged under the Tenant Fees Act 2019.
The Wider Law
However, with such shorter-term residential properties there is a whole host of general legislation...Write comment (0 Comments)