44. Liability of landlords with powers relating to repairs.

Important duties are imposed by the Defective Premises Act 1972 on landlords who are under an obligation for the maintenance or repair of premises, or who are empowered to repair1. The duty of care under these provisions is wide; it extends towards trespassers, and towards those outside the premises, and it applies where the landlord merely has a right to enter to carry out maintenance or repairs2