ARLA warns that Coronavirus could result in agent prosecutions

ARLA warns that Coronavirus could result in agent prosecutions

Letting agents sticking to Coronavirus protocols could be in danger of breaking the law. The warning originated from ARLA who have sought clarification from the Government on how to deal with the Coronavirus crisis, particularly with tenants who are self-isolating.

ARLA boss, David Cox, said, “If a tenant were to have the virus or be in a period of self-isolation, what happens if something goes wrong in the property, for example, the boiler stops working?” With the landlord, agent or contractor unable to enter the property the landlord or agent would be in breach of Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act. This, said Cox, would leave the agents and landlord open to unlimited liability and banning orders.

 

Full story available from Property Industry Eye: https://propertyindustryeye.com/warning-that-letting-agents-could-face-prosecution-in-coronavirus-crisis/

 

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