Right to Set Off

Fearns (t/a “Autopaint International”) v Anglo-Dutch Paint & Chemical Company Ltd & Ors [2010] EWHC 2366 (Ch) Set off One of the main problems of the notice seeking possession (section 8 notice) usually used for rent arrears claims is the tenant’s make a...
8 weeks arrears, no set off allowed for repairs

8 weeks arrears, no set off allowed for repairs

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,...