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Statutory rights to housing repairs

This content applies to England & Wales

Liability and remedies for disrepair under the law where there are no contractual express or implied terms.

Landlords and builders duties under the Defective Premises Act 1972

Actions that may be taken where a problem occurs with the construction, design or planning of a property. 

Failure to comply with building regulations

Building regulations specify standards of work and materials, and a person harmed by a failure to comply may have an action in negligence. 

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