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  • It is not always sufficient for landlords to make a statement of their terms and conditions; their terms must also be reasonable.  By providing your reasoning, this in itself, goes some way towards demonstrating reasonableness.
  • By making blanket statements without reasoning you may risk falling foul of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 and Unfair Terms in Consumer Contract Regulations 1999
  • The law will not uphold a contract which is inherently unfair even if you provide compelling reasons.
  • Where an act of parliament or common law decrees rules, whether or not we think these unfair, is irrelevant.  If the law decrees it unfair then it is!  The outcome of some laws may be unfair.
  • Any contract which is not peppered with the use of the word reasonable is in danger of being held unreasonable!
Published: 11 November 2013 Last Updated: 30 November 2021