Drains on Neighbouring Land

Landlords have many problems in dealing with blocked drains. It is normally the landlords duty under section 11 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to repair and maintain drains or sewers. However, the question then arises, at what point must a landlord repair or maintain if...

Covering Letter with Notice

When serving a notice in anticipation of possession proceedings (section 21, section 8 or notice to quit) you should never enclose a covering letter with the notice. In Mundy v Hook (CC (Bromley)) County Court (Bromley) [1997] C.L.Y. 3246, the landlord had served a...

The Right to Manage

The Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 provides a right for leaseholders to force the transfer of the landlord’s management functions to a special company set up by them – the right to manage company. The right was introduced, not just as a means of...