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Contractual rights including implied terms

This content applies to England & Wales

The contractual rights of tenants in cases of disrepair.

Express terms: disrepair

Express terms in tenancy agreements that relate to repairing obligations. 

Fitness for human habitation

Implied term that rented dwellings must be fit for occupation at the beginning and throughout the tenancy. 

Section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

The terms implied under section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. 

Section 11 and common parts

Implied terms relating to the repair of common parts. 

Condition on day of letting

Implied terms related to the condition of the property on the day of letting. 

Notice requirement

The notice requirement for disrepair. 

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