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Does a landlord have a legal obligation to provide a

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Does a landlord have a legal obligation to provide a suitable floor covering in a property. If so, what is that obligation/what is defined as suitable (for a carpeted property, does the landlord have to provide good quality underlay and carpet). The question
relates to a semi-detached property where the stairs are on the party wall and the landlord's floors have non-existent underlay and worn down carpet. As such, I can clearly hear the tenants walking up and down the stairs. Do I have any legal recourse to the
landlord? And can I take any action against the tenants?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
For now please let me know whether you have complained to the council please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have not complained to the council. I am asking on an "in principle" basis?
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Yes in principal.
The tenant is liable but not the Landlord. The tenant would then sue the Landlord. But the tenants are making the noise.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Quick one. Does the obligation to provide good quality underlay and carpet have to be included in a specific clause in the Tenancy Agreement? Or is the obligation to provide good quality underlay and carpet an (generic) implied obligation of every Tenancy Agreement?
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
In the tenancy agreement, no.
It's not implied or express.
Alex
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
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