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Repair in the private rented sector : where now? / Walsh, Emily.

In: Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law, 03.12.2020.

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Walsh, E 2020, 'Repair in the private rented sector: where now?', Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law.

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Walsh, E. (Accepted/In press). Repair in the private rented sector: where now? Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law.

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Walsh E. Repair in the private rented sector: where now? Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law. 2020 Dec 3.

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Walsh, Emily. / Repair in the private rented sector : where now?. In: Journal of Property, Planning and Environmental Law. 2020.

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abstract = "Purpose: This paper aims to analyse the extent to which recent changes in the law, most notably the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, and proposals for changes in tenant redress, will help tenants living in the private rented sector with issues of disrepair and poor living conditions.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.",
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