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Can a tenancy agreement include an ammount a tenenat has to

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Can a tenancy agreement include an ammount a tenenat has to contribute to repairs i.e. the first �75?

Is this a residential tenancy or a commercial tenancy?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Residential. Length of tenancy is 12 months.


Thanks for your patience.

A landlord is obliged under statute to keep the property in repair to the standard as outlined in Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. Here is a good explanation of that:-

If the charge purports to charge the tenant if the landlord carries our repair only to bring the property up to the standard outlined in the above act then it would not be enforceable. This is because the landlord is legally obliged to keep the property to that state of repair. Therefore this would be charging the tenant for the landlord carrying out his legal duty. This would not be upheld by the court.

I could not recommend that a charge was included in a tenancy agreement I’m afraid.

Sorry it could not be better news.

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