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...

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...