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Retaliatory Eviction - Legislative Changes in the Private Rental Sector you need to be aware of :

A landlord will also be prevented from evicting a tenant where they have not complied with certain legal obligations

From October 2015 tenants in the private rented sector will be protected from being evicted by their landlord simply because they have made a legitimate complaint about the condition of the property.

Where a tenant has made a complaint to their landlord, and a local authority has confirmed that a repair needs to be carried out to prevent a potential risk to health and safety, the landlord will not be able to evict the tenant for 6 months.

A landlord will also be prevented from evicting a tenant where they have not complied with certain legal obligations such as supplying Gas Safety Certificates and Energy Performance Certificates. This restriction would be lifted as soon as these documents are provided.

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