Complaints of condition
Possession - Section 8 and Section 21

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1 month ago

According to the link below Sections 33 and 34 of the Deregulation Act protect tenants from being evicted for making genuine complaints about property conditions. And a Section 21 notice is invalid where the tenant has made a complaint about conditions at the property (in writing if possible) and the landlord has failed to respond within 14 days with a reasonable plan to address the problem.

  1. What is deemed a genuine complaint? How big does the issues have to be?
  2. Do you simply have to address each complaint, no matter how small? 
  3. Is a reasonable plan or response to an issue to say "No, I don't think this is a big issue. I'm not going to do anything about it."
  4. Can this be exploited by vexatious complaints? 

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