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    Common Law Tenancies

    Reading the thread concerning Electrical wattage allowed for tenanton a boat was interested to find out more about the legal requirements.

    Came across these interesting articles from Shelter

    Common Law Tenancies

    Common Law Tenancy rights

    Shelter - Houseboats

    The following Common Law rights may be relevant to the provision of an adequate electrical supply to a boat:-

    The landlord must ensure you have a heating system that will enable you to keep your home free of damp and condensation without running up huge gas or electricity bills.

    In any accommodation they rent out, landlords must have a valid gas safety certificate from a registered gas engineer for each appliance. Furniture provided by your landlord should be fire resistant.

    Suggest the Environmental Health Department of your local Council may be able to give additional help and advice concerning the use and condition of living accommodation that is not a house.
    Vic - wicked landlord
    Any advice or suggestions given in my posts are intended for guidance only and not a substitute for completing full searches on this forum, having regard to the advice of others, or seeking appropriate professional opinion.
    Without Plain English Codes of Practice and easy to complete Prescribed Forms the current law is too complex and is thus neither fair to good tenants nor good landlords.

    #2
    Scotland

    But note that these links are to a Scottish site; and property law like most things is pretty different North of the border. We don't know where the original poster with the boat problem is located, obviously.

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      #3
      Well spotted Eric.......

      We obviously need some input as to whether there are major differences between the English Common Law and that stated for Scotland.

      Search on the UK section of Shelter reveals no information on Common Law Tenancies for England and Wales.

      Presumably a resident of England or Wales has Common Law rights?

      Edit.... I'm wondering if Shelter have juggled information filing between their Scottish based address and England address. Just looking up something but noted the following information on the Scottish web address:-

      Common law tenancies are any tenancies which are not regulated by statutory law (that is, laws issued by Parliament or the Scottish Parliament). This means your rights depend mainly on the terms in your tenancy agreement. This section explains who has common law tenancy rights and what those rights are.
      Last edited by Worldlife; 30-01-2006, 14:08 PM.
      Vic - wicked landlord
      Any advice or suggestions given in my posts are intended for guidance only and not a substitute for completing full searches on this forum, having regard to the advice of others, or seeking appropriate professional opinion.
      Without Plain English Codes of Practice and easy to complete Prescribed Forms the current law is too complex and is thus neither fair to good tenants nor good landlords.

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