The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 includes tenants' right to expect, “freedom from damp.”
The Tenants' Right to Expect, "Freedom from Damp"
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force on the 20th March. One aspect of the Act that has caused concern among landlords is the tenants’ right to expect, “freedom from damp.”
Diagnosing the causes of dampness in buildings is a complex area, and some landlords are concerned that they may be blamed for dampness issues that have, in fact, been caused by the tenant.
This article explains the various forms of dampness experienced by tenants in rented properties and analyses where the causes may lie in relation to the recently passed Act and landlords' responsibilities to their tenants.
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