Where repairs are required on a property, the tenant is entitled at common-law in certain circumstances to set off from the rent, any damages they may be entitled to as a result of the landlord breach of his duty to repair.

However, where housing benefit is concerned, 8 weeks arrears refers to the contractual liability of rent and should not include any set off.

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