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...