You sometimes get situations where you have a property requiring some remedial work, as mentioned in Section 11 of the 1985 Act. A prospective tenant might propose to rent the property at a reduced rent, in return for carrying out the required work within a given timeframe. Beware of your responsibilities in such a situation: once the tenant enters into a tenancy agreement, and pays the agreed rent, he is within his rights to refuse to carry out the agreed works, and the responsibility for them lies with you, the landlord.
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