Social Landlord Liablity to the Tenant

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Question regards a Social Landlord responsibility

"If a Social Landlord is the Council are they governed by the same rules, regulations & liabilities that as I a private Landlord am governed by?

The instance is If the heating & water for the property goes dramatically wrong, does the Care of Duty under the The Occupiers Liablity Act of 1957...or any other recent property laws dictate the time schedule to which such a social Landlord must respond to the problems.

And if that problem persists in the form of "No heating to the property" along with a constant flow of boiling water streaming from the cold water taps and toilets.

Would for this instance the Social Landlords answer was to respond by providing a "fan heater" and a refusal to replace a faulty boiler, despite the fact that boiler is that old that spared parts are scarce, mean that they have met their "Care of Duty" responsiblity as a Landlord.

Would such conditions be considered a safe environment for a disabled single parent with inquisitve four year old living eight floors up a council block of flats?

21/02/2011 00:00

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