Where premises are let under a tenancy which requires the Landlord for an obligation to the Tenant for the maintenance or repair of the premises, the Landlord owes to all persons who might reasonably be expected to be affected by defects in the state of the premises, a duty to take such care as is reasonable in all circumstances. The Landlord must ensure that they are reasonably safe from personal injury or from damage to their property caused by a relevant defect.
The said duty is owed if the Landlord knows (whether as the result of being notified by the Tenant or otherwise) or if he ought in all the circumstances to have known of the relevant defect. This is why you must perform regular inspections so that you can demonstrate effort.
In this section “relevant defect” means a defect in the state of the premises existing at, or after the material time and arising from, or continuing because of, an act or omission by the Landlord which constitutes or would if he had notice of the defect, have constituted a failure by them to carry out their obligation to the Tenant for the maintenance or repair of the premises; and for the purposes of the foregoing provision “the material time” means—
(a) where the tenancy commenced before this Act, the commencement of this Act; and
(b) in all other cases, the earliest of the following times, that is to say—
(i) the time when the tenancy commences;
(ii) the time when the tenancy agreement is entered into;
(iii) the time when possession is taken of the premises in contemplation of the letting.
Where premises are let under a tenancy which expressly or impliedly gives the Landlord the right to enter the premises to carry out any description of maintenance or repair of the premises, then, as from the time when the Landlord first , or by notice or otherwise can put themselves, in a position to exercise the right and so long as they are or can put themselves in that position, they shall be treated for the purposes of subsection (1) to (3) above (but for no other purpose) as if they were under an obligation to the Tenant for that description of maintenance or repair of the premises; but the Landlord shall not owe the Tenant any duty by virtue of this subsection in respect of any defect in the state of the premises arising from, or continuing because of, a failure to carry out an obligation expressly imposed on the Tenant by the tenancy.
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.