Environmental Audit Committee
London: TSO, 2005 (House of Commons papers, session 2004/05: HC135)
Committee comments on the Barker Review of Housing and the Sustainable Communities plan. Concludes that:
New Law Journal, vol 155, No 7167, 2005 p 354-5
Consistent with the long held views of the Office for Fair Trading, a Court of Appeal ruling supports the view that tenants in both private and public sector accommodation can in be protected by the Unfair Terms in Contract Regulations 1999 (S.I.1999/2083). The article reports on the case of R (on the application of Khatun) v LB Newham EWCA Civ. 55, explaining its practical implications including examples and consequences of unfair terms, covering House of Lords and OFT guidance and interpretation, and making recommendations to local authorities and users of pre- formulated tenancy agreements.