Rui has mentioned the problem to Susie several times, without any change in Susie’s behaviour. Rui has also informed the landlord’s agent, who so far has taken no action.
i. What action is open to the landlord to take, in response to Rui’s complaint?
ii. Can Rui compel the landlord to take action?
iii. Can Rui lawfully stop paying rent until the problem is remedied?
Support your answers with reference to statute and case law.
“The secure tenancy of the Housing Act 1985 provided significant security of tenure to social housing tenants although the extent of security has been whittled away over the years. Tenants in the private rented sector have fared much worse however, in terms of loss of security.”
Discuss, making appropriate reference to legislation, policy and academic comment.
The House of Commons Select Committee on Communities and Local Government has recently published a report on Homelessness (available at https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmcomloc/40/40.pdf).
Critically examine the suggestions made in the report to deal with this issue, focusing on the relevant legal regime and any alternatives to the existing law proposed or discussed by the Committee.
Please answer the three questions