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Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Information to be given to tenant

    1. 1. Disclosure of landlord’s identity.

    2. 2. Disclosure of directors, &c. of corporate landlord.

    3. 3. Duty to inform tenant of assignment of landlord’s interest.

    4. 3A. Duty to inform tenant of possible right to acquire landlord’s interest.

  3. Provision of rent books

    1. 4. Provision of rent books.

    2. 5. Information to be contained in rent books.

    3. 6. Information to be supplied by companies.

    4. 7. Offences.

  4. Implied terms as to fitness for human habitation

    1. 8. Implied terms as to fitness for human habitation.

    2. 9. Application of s. 8 to certain houses occupied by agricultural workers.

    3. 10. Fitness for human habitation.

  5. Repairing obligations

    1. 11. Repairing obligations in short leases.

    2. 12. Restriction on contracting out of s. 11.

    3. 13. Leases to which s. 11 applies: general rule.

    4. 14. Leases to which s. 11 applies: exceptions.

    5. 15. Jurisdiction of county court.

    6. 16. Meaning of “lease” and related expressions.

    7. 17. Specific performance of landlord’s repairing obligations.

  6. Service charges

    1. 18. Meaning of “service charge” and “relevant costs”.

    2. 19. Limitation of service charges: reasonableness.

    3. 20. Limitation of service charges: consultation requirements

    4. 20ZA. Consultation requirements: supplementary

    5. 20A. Limitation of service charges: grant-aided works.

    6. 20B. Limitation of service charges: time limit on making demands.

    7. 20C. Limitation of service charges: costs of proceedings.

    8. 21.Service charge information

    9. 21A. Withholding of service charges

    10. 21B. Notice to accompany demands for service charges

    11. 22. Request to inspect supporting accounts &c.

    12. 23. Request relating to information held by superior landlord.

    13. 23A. Effect of change of landlord

    14. 24. Effect of assignment

    15. 25. Failure to comply with s. 21, 22 or 23 an offence.

    16. 26. Exception: tenants of certain public authorities.

    17. 27. Exception: rent registered and not entered as variable.

    18. 27A. Liability to pay service charges: jurisdiction

    19. 28. Meaning of “qualified accountant”.

    20. 29. Meaning of “recognised tenants’ association”.

    21. 30. Meaning of “flat”, “landlord” and “tenant”.

  7. Insurance

    1. 30A. Rights of tenants with respect to insurance.

  8. Managing agents

    1. 30B. Recognised tenants’ associations to be consulted about managing agents.

  9. Miscellaneous

    1. 31. Reserve power to limit rents.

  10. Supplementary provisions

    1. 31A. Jurisdiction of leasehold valuation tribunal.

    2. 31B.Leasehold valuation tribunal: applications and fees.

    3. 31C.Transfer of cases from county court.

    4. 32. Provisions not applying to tenancies within Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

    5. 33. Liability of directors, &c. for offences by body corporate.

    6. 34. Power of local housing authority to prosecute.

    7. 35. Application to Isles of Scilly.

    8. 36. Meaning of “lease” and “tenancy” and related expressions.

    9. 37. Meaning of “statutory tenant” and related expressions.

    10. 38. Minor definitions.

    11. 39. Index of defined expressions.

  11. Final provisions

    1. 40. Short title, commencement and extent.

    1. SCHEDULE

      RIGHTS OF TENANTS WITH RESPECT TO INSURANCE

      1. Construction

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “ landlord ”, in relation to a...

      2. . . . Summary of insurance cover

        1. 2.(1) Where a service charge is payable by the tenant...

      3. Request to inspect insurance policy etc.

        1. 3.Inspection of insurance policy etc.

      4. . . . Insurance effected by superior landlord

        1. 4.(1) If a notice is served under paragraph 2 in...

        2. 4A.Effect of change of landlord

      5. Effect of assignment . . .

        1. 5.The assignment of a tenancy does not affect any duty...

      6. Offence of failure to comply

        1. 6.(1) It is a summary offence for a person to...

      7. Tenant’s right to notify insurers of possible claim

        1. 7.(1) This paragraph applies to any dwelling in respect of...

      8. Right to challenge landlord’s choice of insurers

        1. 8.(1) This paragraph applies where a tenancy of a dwelling...

      9. Exception for tenants of certain public authorities

        1. 9.(1) Paragraphs 2 to 8 do not apply to a...

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