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Tenants can take legal action against Landlords 2021

T enants will be able to take legal action against landlords whose properties are "unfit for human habitation", under a move revealed by the Housing Secretary today. These legislations include Landlords to ensure the have Certificates of compliance such as EICR , PAT Testing , and Smoke and heat alarms installations through the property. The Government will support legislation put forward by a Labour MP requiring that all landlords ensure that their property "is fit for human habitation at the beginning of the tenancy and throughout". Where landlords fail to meet their obligations, tenants will be able to take legal action for breach of contract, the Ministry of Housing said. The measures are outlined in a private member's bill put forward in the Commons by Karen Buck, a London MP and former Labour minister. Announcing his support for the bill, Sajid Javid, the Housing Secretary, said: “Everyone deserves a decent and safe place to live