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The legislation is designed to improve tenants’ living standards in rental properties, by allowing tenants to take direct legal action against the landlord if they have failed to provide a rental property that is not ‘fit for human habitation.
As a result, Arc Legal has widened the Legal Defence cover under their landlord’s legal expenses product to defend any civil or criminal prosecution against the landlord, which will include matters brought under this legislation.
“We are continually developing our products to meet changing needs in the market, including developments in legislation, ensuring that our partners can provide their customers with market-leading, competitive products that meet their policyholders’ changing needs.
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act is an important piece of legislation and extending our landlords cover in response to this will, we hope, offer additional peace of mind to landlords.”