There are obligations that you and your landlord have, which may not be stipulated in the contract, but which are prescribed by law and are implicit in all rental agreements. These conditions are part of the contract, even if they have not been expressly agreed between you and your landlord. The essential terms of the lease (the terms defining the rent, the details of the property and the duration of the lease) must not be fair as long as they are “transparent”, which means, as stated above, that they must be clear and comprehensible.  However, they may be challenged on aspects that do not relate to issues that are at the heart of the treaty. For example, the rent clause cannot be unfair simply because it places a higher rent than other landlords, but it can be unfair because of the nature and time of the lease. Conditions that give the landlord the right to change what is rented would certainly be interpreted as unfair. An alternative to using a rent verification clause would be the use of a shorter-term contract, terminating the lease under the old terms, and choosing to accept a new lease agreement, including rent and other offered terms, or to evacuate it at the end of the previous one. Explains why the CMA considers certain standard contractual clauses used in leases to be potentially unfair. Both the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulation 1999 and the related State guidelines were adopted to transpose Council Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer contracts into UK law. The Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECJ) has issued a preliminary ruling on the true interpretation of the Directive in a case concerning unfair penalty clauses for unpunished rents that did not reflect the actual loss to the lessor. The ECJ has established the following principles: Clauses that exclude or limit liability “to the extent permitted by law” or “unless prohibited by law” are also unfair.
Not only are they unfair, but they are not clear – the average tenant will not understand the status that relates to leases According to the Consumer Rights Act, the definition of an unfair term remains the same as in unfair terms in the 1999 Consumer Contract Regulations. . . .