Section: Legislation & Court Issues

Karen Buck MP to bring private members Fitness for Habitation Bill

Posted 02.10.17
Nearly Legal Housing Law: Article link

Karen Buck MP got fourth place in the 2017 ballot for private members bills and she has taken this opportunity to bring forward a new version 'Fitness for Habitation' Bill.

As currently drafted, the Bill replaces section 8 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (and the rent limits last changed in 1957) to provide for an implied covenant by the lessor in the lease/tenancy of any lease of a dwelling for a term of less than 7 years that:

His article from Nearly Legal provides a thorough summary of the Bill and its objectives.

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