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...

Tenants Repairing Obligations

In a very important case, (Warren v. Keen [1953] 3 W.L.R. 702), Denning L.J. explained the definition of “tenant like manner” ... Please login or signup to continue reading this...

Missing Handrail – Landlord Held Liable for Fall

Hannon v Hillingdon Homes Ltd [2012] EWHC 1437 (QB) is a personal injury claim which arises out of an injury that the claimant Mr Patrick Hannon (“Mr Hannon”) suffered when he fell whilst carrying out maintenance work to the central heating and hot water boiler at a...

Landlord not Liable for Tenant Slipping on Steps

Drysdale v Hedges High Court, QBD 27 July 2012 John Leighton Williams QC, sitting as a deputy Judge Background The landlord Ms Hedges let a property to Ms Drysdale which was a mid-terraced Victorian house on three floors. There were steps leading up to the front door...

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...