Do courts accept linking damages to unpaid rent?

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    Hi guys.
    Just wondering what experience you have of whether courts usually accept that damage counter claims can be made against unpaid rent claims? I thought there was no provision in law to withhold rent for damages, so shouldn't the court order that any damanges claim would have to be a claim in it's own right - not a counterclaim?
    Thanks,
    Dean

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    Its what is known as an offset claim. If you owe someone £100 rent and you claim that this same person owes you a figure of damages which you assess as £50, then you can set that off against what you owe him.

    A court, if it agrees with you would make the same provisio.

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      Thanks, David

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