No Breach of Repairing Obligation Until Notice and Reasonable Time (Within Demise)

Requirement of notice Where the landlord covenants to keep in repair property which is the possession of the tenant, his obligation is subject to an implied term to the effect that his liability does not arise until he has notice of the defect. ([Makin v Watkinson...

Measure of damages for breach of landlord’s covenant

Measure of damages for breach of landlord’s covenant This post is also linked from the England and Wales landlord handbooks. See more repairs information for England here and Wales here. Withholding rent whilst repairs are carried out Where the tenant does not...
A Simple Deposit Claim Turns Into Terrible Libel Case

A Simple Deposit Claim Turns Into Terrible Libel Case

​A dispute over dog hairs on a carpet and scratches on a door in a buy to let home ended up in a libel action before the High Court. Landlords Steven and Virginia Grose let the home in Fordingbridge, Hampshire to tenants Stephen and Abigail Owens who argued about...

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...