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New law will give tenants the right to sue landlords over ‘unfit’ homes

New law will give tenants the right to sue landlords over ‘unfit’ homes

Tenants are set to be given new rights to challenge landlords if their rented homes are not up to standard.


A new act will become law next month which will allow tenants to sue landlords to force improvements to their accommodation.


The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act comes into effect on March 20 and allows disgruntled tenants to go to the courts if their accommodation is not maintained well enough.


An update of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, the new law will apply to tenancies of less than seven years in England and Wales.


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