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Same way deposits are enforced and letting fees will be. Give the tenant a reward of three times their costs if they shop their landlord to the courts. i'd hazard a guess at saying that the costs will be set in relation to the rent. Loosing three months rent plus the costs of energy efficiency upgrades will not be appetising.

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24 minutes ago, anonlymouse said:

Same way deposits are enforced and letting fees will be. Give the tenant a reward of three times their costs if they shop their landlord to the courts. i'd hazard a guess at saying that the costs will be set in relation to the rent. Loosing three months rent plus the costs of energy efficiency upgrades will not be appetising.

What about people who have been in the same place for years? Suddenly their landlord is going to fix everything that falls under this? I doubt it. Until there is a proper register of landlords then there is no way of enforcing this unless the tenant grasses them up and they won't do that because the landlord will threaten to evict them. That is the problem with the PRS in the UK, when anything that can legally be done against a landlord or property can result in 2 months notice of eviction.

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4 hours ago, anonlymouse said:

The new regs only come into place for new tenancies. Existing tenancies have until 2020 to bring the houses up to speed.

Sounds like a great opportunity to negotiate a rent decrease if you currently rent an affected property ;-)

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2 hours ago, oatbake said:

 

Sounds like a great opportunity to negotiate a rent decrease if you currently rent an affected property ;-)

How does one know if they have an affected property unless they get it checked? Surely catch-22 situation?

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15 hours ago, anonlymouse said:

The new regs only come into place for new tenancies. Existing tenancies have until 2020 to bring the houses up to speed.

Given the prevalence of tenancies which have to regularly renewed, I'm still left wondering how it'll work in practice.

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