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A landlord must keep their rented properties safe and free from health hazards ( under Homes Fitness for Human Habitation) Act). Landlord must make sure all gas and electrical equipment is safely installed and maintained and provide an Energy Performance Certificate for the property.
If the tenant is left without basic amenities -no electricity /no hot water, then Under Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, Tenants have the right to expect their landlord to carry out repairs in a 'reasonable time'. If it's an emergency repair as you've got no heating or hot water, your landlord should fix this in 24 hours.
However, section 9a of the above act speaks of the health hazards, homes should be ‘fit for human habitation’, which means that they are safe, healthy and free from things that could cause serious harm.
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Is it a commercial Let?
If it is a commercial let then the above mentioned legislation is not applicable on it.
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Right, if it says in the lease , and you were out of the electricity , then yes it would be deemed as a breach by the Landlord.
Yes , sure , if you have any questions in future , you can get in touch by opening up a new post/question and FAO: Vineet S and I will be happy to help.
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