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    I have an insect infestation within my accommodation room, I have complained and pest control came lay down some traps and have not been back for four weeks now! I have complained at reception but nothing is getting done about it, what are my legal rights? Can I end the contract?
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    What's the contract say? There is an implied term in s. 8 LTA 1985 but from what I remember the rent limit for it to apply is ludicrously low.
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    (Original post by Le Nombre)
    What's the contract say? There is an implied term in s. 8 LTA 1985 but from what I remember the rent limit for it to apply is ludicrously low.
    Im sorry, I don't understand what you mean by s.8 LTA and the rent limit?
    I have tried reading the contract but cant really find anything :/ maybe Im not looking propally
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    (Original post by talulahjane)
    Im sorry, I don't understand what you mean by s.8 LTA and the rent limit?
    I have tried reading the contract but cant really find anything :/ maybe Im not looking propally
    Sorry, half watching Arthur Christmas! Section 8 is of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. Rent limit is the maximum rent you can be paying in order to qualify for protection, but the limit hasn't been raised in years so the protection only applies to a tiny number of properties.

    If there is protection in the rent it is likely to be in a section called 'Landlord's covenants', usually just over halfway through the contract.

    CAB are probably best place to deal with this.
 
 
 
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