Part P Building Regulations

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Electrical SafetyBuilding Regulations have been around for many years and are concerned to ensure the health and safety of people in and around buildings by providing functional requirements for building design and construction....

Condensation

Introduction Before the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) introduced by the Housing Act 2004, there have been several cases showing that a landlord is not liable for condensation unless that condensation is caused by some structural defect falling under...
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...

Implied repairing obligations in short leases

By section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 there is to be implied into every lease of a dwelling-house to which the section applies (initial fixed term of less than 7 years) a covenant by the landlord: (a)  to keep in repair the structure and exterior of the...

Overview of the Gas Safety Regulations

Landlords have a duty to ensure that all gas appliances in rented accommodation are safe and maintained. [Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998/2451] Changes from 1 April 2009 From 1 April 2009, Corgi registered plumbers will no longer be able to carry...
Do I need safety certificate on new boiler?

Do I need safety certificate on new boiler?

Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 / 2451 The regulations require landlords to have a gas safety certificate at no more than 12 monthly intervals Do I need a gas safety certificate on a newly installed boiler? ......
Corgi Changes to Gas Safe Register

Corgi Changes to Gas Safe Register

CORGI Loses its Bite as Gas Installer Scheme moves to Capita 02 February, 2009 On 8 September 2008, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) awarded a new 10 year contract to Capita Group plc to provide a new registration scheme for gas installers. This will begin on 1...
Fit for human habitation

Fit for human habitation

There is an implied covenant in every lease at a low rent to ensure any dwelling let is fit for human habitation. It has been observed that the rent limits are out of date and that a new definition of low rent is needed. [Quick v Taff-Ely Borough Council [1986] Q.B....

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