Unfitness for human habitation quantum – 100% again – Nearly Legal

Posted March 25th, 2024 in damages, deposits, housing, landlord & tenant, news, rent, repairs, repossession by tracey

‘Mason v 1) Olivera and 2) Santana, Claim no: K2PP0132 (15th December 2023, County Court at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch). We’ve previously seen a county court claim for unfitness for human habitation involve an award of 100% of rent in general damages, on the basis that it was a binary question – either the property was fit for human habitation, or it was not. If not, then it couldn’t be said that the tenant had derived any value from the tenancy. This is a second county court judgment on the issue and the same conclusions appear to be reached.’

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Nearly Legal, 24th March 2024

Source: nearlylegal.co.uk