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Rental purchasers' responsibility for carrying out repairs.

Rental purchase properties are often substandard, yet the legal remedies for disrepair are not available to rental purchasers. Most rental purchase companies state specifically that the rental purchaser is responsible for all repairs. Rental purchasers are not eligible for the grants available to owner-occupiers to improve their homes or for payments after a compulsory purchase or demolition order.

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