Tenants now better protected.

As from today 1st October tenants in England  will have better protection against landlords who make their lives a misery or put their lives in danger.

Where tenants make a legitimate complaint to their landlord about the property they live in will now be protected from any retaliatory action like being served an eviction notice instead of dealing with the repair,  new rules under the Deregulation Act apply from today for such cases.

Certain fire regulations for rented property also come into force today, according to the government this could prevent more than 25 deaths a year and injuries that run into the hundreds, landlords are now required to have fitted in any properties they rent out smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, if they fail to do so it could see them facing a fine of up to £5,000.

Many tenants are yet to be made aware of their new protections according to research by the National Landlords Association, of those questioned almost 90% were unaware of the law around revenge evictions.

Richard Lambert, CEO of the National Landlords Association, reportedly said: “These kinds of evictions are extremely rare but we have to make sure that complaints by tenants don’t just get lost in the system, regardless of whether they’re legitimate or not.

“The majority of landlords only choose to end a tenancy if it’s absolutely necessary, so we have to make sure that the system isn’t abused by those simply trying to prolong the evictions process… If a tenant complains about a potentially hazardous issue then both they and their landlord should have a clear expectation of how and when the council will deal with it.”

 

 

 

 

Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

You May Also Enjoy

Home and Living

5 Gas Safety Tips to Keep You Safe at Home

Houses with safety hazards are not desirable, since they endanger the lives of their occupants. The value of your home diminishes if you’re your house and property are damaged, including gas appliances. Therefore, all owners, landlords, and tenants have a responsibility to have the appliances they own tested for functionality. Check all of your household…
Read More
do i need planning permission for a shed
Home and Living

What you need Planning Permission for in your Garden

Gardens, mostly those at the rear of property, offer us a great diversity of options outside just a lawn and patio area. From outside office space to swimming pools, gardens are a great space in which we can add great value to our lifestyles from leisure to work. Planning permission is the phrase used to…
Read More
Breaking News

BREAKING PROPERTY NEWS – 16/05/2022

Daily bite-sized proptech and property news in partnership with Proptech-X.   nurtur.group continues to strengthen its leadership team With my non-journalist hat on, and to ensure complete transparency, I also hold a position as a non-executive director at nurtur.group – AS Following the recent acquisition of BriefYourMarket, proptech supplier, nurtur.group has announced that Damon Bullimore…
Read More
Overseas Property

How to reside in Spain through an investment

Golden Visa residence in Spain is a residence visa for investors. It was created by Law 14/2013 on support for entrepreneurs and their internationalisation, and its purpose is to attract non-EU foreign investors to Spain. This visa offers legal residence in Spain for a period of 6 months to 2 years depending on the type…
Read More
burglar uk
Home and Living

What do Burglars look for in a House?

We are all aware, unfortunately so, that today we need to be very careful on what we leave on show that could tempt a burglar / thief. Home security has certainly improved over the years including methods of combating crime and deterring those tempted to break in and enter. Especially with the invention of the…
Read More
Breaking News

WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP – 13/05/2022

A roundup of the week’s top property and proptech news stories in partnership with Proptech-X   What next for Rightmove as CEO quits? PRESS RELEASE: 5 Million Private Renters Live in Unhealthy Homes Reveals Recent Research by Yuno What does The Queen’s Speech mean for property? What are the real Proptech trends? What next for Rightmove…
Read More