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Does a landlord have to ensure that their premises are Equality Act 2010 compliant, or can he wait until he receives a request from a prospective or current disabled tenant? Who bears the costs if any adjustments have to be made?

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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 09/03/2017

The following Property Q&A produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Does a landlord have to ensure that their premises are Equality Act 2010 compliant, or can he wait until he receives a request from a prospective or current disabled tenant? Who bears the costs if any adjustments have to be made?

Different obligations apply to demised premises and to common parts (and the provisions relating to the latter in the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) are not yet in force).

For the purposes of this Q&A we have assumed this relates to the demised premises.

A landlord/prospective landlord must comply with two requirements in relation to premises which are let or to be let:

  1. where a provision, criterion or practice puts a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage in relation to (1) the enjoyment of the premises and (2) the use of a benefit or facility, entitle

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