You might have signed a contract, but what happens when your house is uninhabitable?
A couple with one small child and a second child due soon moved to the area due start a new job, and secured private rented accommodation. They contacted us for advice on the obligation the Landlord had to repair the property as the level of repairs required made the property uninhabitable for the family. In fact, the situation was so bad that the couple were concerned for their safety should they remain in the property.
We were able to advise the couple with detailed information on repair obligations. We also provided guidance for the family on how to negotiate a release from the tenancy so the family could secure alternative safe accommodation. With this information, the couple were able to talk effectively with their landlord direct and using the wording we provided, negotiated a mutual release from the tenancy agreement without further financial impact or loss.