In practice, many landlords use a standard form tenancy agreement (that is, a standard precedent rather than a fully drawn new draft lease or tenancy agreement). The standard terms used in such agreements have potential to be unfair for the purposes of the Consumer Rights Act 2015, 1which applies to a contract between a trader and a consumer (a 'consumer contract') and also to a notice to the extent that it relates to rights or obligations as between a trader and a consumer, or purports to exclude or restrict a trader's liability to a consumer (a 'consumer notice')2. For
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