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Landlord didnt tell us that our rented flat has unsafe cladding.

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  • Landlord didnt tell us that our rented flat has unsafe cladding.

    My partner has recently moved into a rented flat in a complex after visiting a show flat last year. There was a major fire in the building within the last week which destroyed one flat and rendered a few others uninhabitable. When I visited her last week I immediately noticed that the building has 24/7 fire wardens patrolling the premises.

    After looking up the building online, I discovered that the building uses Aluglaze infill panels of the same type used in Grenfell. When my partner was shown around the building, she was not made aware of this. This is also not stated anywhere in the contract she signed, or any supplementary material.

    Considering the circumstances I am extremely worried about her living there. Especially considering that when I visited no fire blanket was installed in the flat, and the landlord refuses to PAT test the appliances.

    From my understanding, this is a breach of S10 of The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, and S4 of the Defective Premises Act, as a misleading omission has been made.

    Do we legally have the right to unwind the contract and receive our money back due to this, and if so, would we likely have to take court action to secure this?

    Many thanks for your help.

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    I can't answer directly, but here is some info -



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