Many tenancy agreements contain clauses that are simply unlawful. A Landlord’s obligation to keep a property they let in good repair is enshrined in legislation and such responsibilities DO NOT become the tenant's because the tenancy agreement says so. This is governed by Unfair Terms in Consumer Contract's Regulations 1999.
Local authorities can serve an improvement notice or prohibition order where housing conditions fall below an acceptable standard. If the Landlord fails to comply then they can be prosecuted.
Tenants withholding of rent and argue that the property is not fit human habitation or they are suffering loss/inconvenience [quiet enjoyment].
Being sued for unlawful eviction that may be argued as a direct act of harassment by the action of failing to maintain or repair their property. Having the management of their property passed to the council.
No matter how unjust, even if the Tenant is not paying the rent, the Landlord MUST maintain your property.
The rules pertaining to maintaining a property in good repair are further defined by Housing
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.