There is no automatic right for a tenant to withhold rent payable to a landlord in a residential property. If a tenant finds themselves in a position where repairs are required, a procedure should be followed with the withholding of rent being a last resort.
A tenant should keep a copy of all correspondence to ensure adequate evidence is available should it be required in the future. Failing to take the above steps may leave the tenant in a vulnerable position.
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