Sunday, 10 June 2012

Is your Landlord responsible for undertaking  repairs at  your leased premises.

Your Landlord will be obligated to repair your premises when:-

a) there is disrepair;

b) if your landlord has an obligation to repair your premises and has been informed of the disrepairs

The law has a strict definition of the word "disrepair" and for a condition of disrepair to exist two points must be satisfied:-

a)  there has to be some deterioration of a section of your premises from its original better condition

b) the responsibility must be on the person who is accountable as a result of either an expressed or implied agreement.

In the event  that there is a disrepair, no liability can arise under a repairing covenant unless your Landlord is aware of the need for repair, you can inform him orally or in writing but make sure that you make a note of the times of any conversations you have with him/her regarding the repairs and keep a copy of your correspondence,   In the event that he/she does not respond to you then you should forward a standard protocol letter to your Landlord, prior to issuing proceeding.

For further information or assistance please telephone us on 0203 005 3284 or contact us at

This published article may contain information of general interest about current legal issues, but does not give legal advice

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