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danger from 3rd party

Postby megaman » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:17 am

If i tennant can no longer stay in a property die to danger/threats from a 3rd party
say an abusive ex partner, a stalker, local gangs or witness intimidation
can this be used to escape from their rent obligations

say due to frustration of contract or a duty of care no longer being met?
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Re: danger from 3rd party

Postby atticus » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:34 am

No. You refer to actions of a 3rd party, by which I infer you mean someone other than the landlord.

What duty of care do you say the landlord has? How has she failed to comply with it?

Go to the police.
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Re: danger from 3rd party

Postby dls » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:14 am

Agreed.

A difference can arise if the 3rd party is a tenant of the same landlord.
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Re: danger from 3rd party

Postby megaman » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:09 pm

what about the possibility of claiming frustration of contract?
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Re: danger from 3rd party

Postby atticus » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:19 pm

Why do you think this may be a possibility? the property remains habitable.
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Re: danger from 3rd party

Postby shootist » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:57 pm

I think that the landlord's repsonsibility is to provide a home reasonably fit to live in at an agreed rent. I don't think there's any requirement, in a normal contract at least, for him to stand guard outside it 24/7.
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Re: danger from 3rd party

Postby dls » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:28 pm

the landlord's repsonsibility is to provide a home reasonably fit to live in at an agreed rent. I don't think there's any requirement, in a normal contract at least, for him to stand guard outside it 24/7.


He has neither duty in those terms.
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