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David Pearse

It astonishes me with the lack of knowledge and understanding I have encountered amongst landlords as to what their responsibilities are. To me, it is like playing any game - let's take rugby as an example. If one side does not know the rules they are operating under then they should not be surprised if they are penalized for breaking the rules. 

It is the same with legislation relating to residential properties. The difference is that the Landlord is expected to know the rules and ignorance is not an excuse. If you are going to play the game, then get familiar with the rules, and stop playing the referee.