External parts

A covenant to repair the external parts of a demised house comprises the partition wall between it and an adjoining house, even though the wall is not exposed to the elements, because the external parts of premises are defined as those which form the enclosure of them, and beyond which no part of them extends. [Green v Eales (1841) 2 Q.B. 225; Pembery v Lamdin, [1940] 2 All E.R. 43, CA.]  So where the local authority pulled down the adjoining house, leaving the dividing wall without support, and the landlord did nothing to repair it or to prevent it sinking, he was held liable, under his covenant to repair the external parts excepting the glass and lead of the windows, for the lessee’s expenses in rebuilding the wall and for glass broken by the sinking of it; but not for rent and the expenses of the lessee for other premises during the progress of the repairs. [Boswell v Crucible Steel Co. [1925] 1 K.B. 119.]

Windows and skylights

Plate glass windows have been held to be ... Please login or signup to continue reading this content