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Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

We are writing to provide a brief update on new legislation passed by the government on 20th December 2018 and will come in to effect from 20th March 2019. 

We are writing to provide a brief update on new legislation passed by the government on 20th December 2018 and will come in to effect from 20th March 2019. 

All social and private sector landlords or agents acting on their behalf will be required to ensure that a property is fit for human habitation at the beginning of the tenancy and throughout the duration of the tenancy. 

If a home isn’t up to the standard of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS), tenants will have the right to take legal action in the courts for breach of contract. 

Landlords and agents will not be liable where ‘unfitness’ has been caused by the action of tenants. 

The Act, which amends the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and the Building Act 1984, and will affect new and renewed tenancies, fixed-term tenancies in England from this date. New and renewed periodic and secure tenancies will be brought under the scope from 20th December 2019. 

For more information, please see the following link - https://youtu.be/ltuKY7vQXks or call Belvoir Liverpool Central on 0151 231 1613
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