Linked article iconConsumer Protection applies to Residential Leases

The court ruled that not only does consumer protection legislation apply to residential leases, when the landlord is a business and the tenants are not dealing by way of business, but that a court is obliged to investigate the point on its own motion if it arises, even if it is not argued by the parties. Furthermore, if it decides that a penalty is unfair it must disallow it, and cannot just reduce the amount.

Further confirmation (if any were needed) that the The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 applies to residential leases.

Source: Coventry View