Plaster – Is it Part of Structure?

Grand v Gill [2011] EWCA Civ 554 (19 May 2011) The question of whether plaster on a wall is part of the “structure” (and therefore part of the landlords duty to keep in repair under section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985) has been a long running one....
Right of entry

Right of entry

In a lease in which the lessor’s repairing covenant is implied there is also implied a covenant by the lessee that the lessor, or any person authorised by him in writing, may at reasonable times of the day and on giving 24 hours’ notice in writing to the...

Landlord not liable until notice of defect

  O’Brien and Another v. Robinson [1973] 2 W.L.R. 393 House of Lords HL Please see this article for more in-depth analysis of repairing duties including this case. Lord Reid, Lord Morris of Borth-Y-Gest, Lord Diplock, Lord Simon of Glaisdale and Lord Cross...

Must landlord install safety glass?

Alker v Collingwood Housing Association – [2007] 2 EGLR 43 Court of Appeal, Laws, Carnwath and Moore-Bick L.JJ. February 7, 2007 The claimant tenant occupied premises owned by the defendant landlord. Her tenancy agreement required the landlord to repair and...

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