The statutory provision that implies a covenant by the lessor to repair1 applies to leases of a dwelling house2 granted on or after 24 October 1961 for a term of less than seven years3. That provision also applies to a lease of a dwelling house in England granted on or after 1 April 20124 which is:
(1) a secure tenancy for a fixed term of seven years or more granted by a person5 within the landlord condition for secure tenancies6; or
(2) an assured tenancy7 for a fixed term of seven years or more that is not a shared
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