Tenant's Toolkit

Case Study: Landlord Access

Radcliffe Housing needed access to a client’s property in order to carry out a safety check of the electric circuits.

The tenant did not respond to their request, or subsequent requests and broke appointments made. Radcliffe Housing was forced to take the tenant to court in order to get access to the property.

If a tenant continues to not allow access, they are in danger of being sent to prison and having a criminal record for breaking the court order. They are also likely to be liable for the court costs for taking the action.

Some landlords would see this as a trigger for ending the tenancy, as the responsibilities on landlords to ensure the safety of their premises is a non-negotiable duty.