Repair in the private rented sector: where now?
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Design/methodology/approach: It applies theoretical scholarship on procedural justice, to two proposals for reform: compulsory membership of redress schemes and a new housing court or use of the first-Tier Tribunal for claims relating to disrepair.
Findings: The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 will not provide decent private rented homes without increased security of tenure and a requirement for inspection prior to letting. Tenants should have the right to a fit home at the time of moving in and a cheap and relatively fast method of redress when things go wrong. A combination of compulsory licencing, membership of an ombudsman scheme and either the transfer of disrepair cases to the first-Tier Tribunal or a new housing court would provide the best overall solution for tenants with regard to repair and condition.
Originality/value: This article contributes to the important scholarship on procedural justice and applies it to ongoing current debates regarding disrepair in the private rented sector.
|Journal||Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law|
|Publication status||Accepted for publication - 3 Dec 2020|
- Repair in the PRS final
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