Your landlord may charge a fee for changing your lease. You can only pay yourself if you have requested the change. If your landlord questions you a change you didn`t ask for, you can ask for the money or report it to trading standards. With effect from 1 October 2015, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 replaced the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 to create a new legal framework for unfair contract terms. The provisions of the Consumer Law Act apply to all rental contracts starting on or after 1 October 2015. The provisions shall also apply where a lease entered into before that date has been extended on or after that date, including the date on which it became a statutory periodic lease at the end of the initial term.  This is the last blog in the four-part series to understand your rental agreement! When it comes to a lease, tenants are often faced with a fait accompli. Some landlords and rental agents give the document to the tenant and expect it to be signed without argument, despite the fact that, as […] The provisions apply only to standard terms, not individually negotiated terms.  Nor do they apply to a provision of a lease whose content is prescribed by law.  Clauses that exclude or limit liability “to the extent permitted by law” or “unless prohibited by law” are also unfair. Not only are they unfair, but they are also not clear – the average tenant will not understand the status that concerns rental contracts It is a good practice that a written lease includes the following details: each clause of a consumer contract must be fair. This regime also applies to leases.
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the Unfair Terms in consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 explain the types of terms that can be considered unfair. Schedule 2 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 contains an indicative list (the “grey list”) of contract terms which, in certain circumstances, may be regarded as unfair. They are similar in many respects to the `indicative list` in the 1999 Regulations on unfair terms in consumer contracts, which apply to contracts before 1 October 2015. A tenant can complain to the local standard trading office about an unfair term in their lease agreement. Trade standards, on the other hand, refer to the division of unfair contract terms in the Office of Fair Trading. . . .