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Landlord’s obligation to supply a gas safety certificate—section 21 notice (Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield)

Published on: 04 March 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Landlord’s obligation to supply a gas safety certificate—section 21 notice (Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield)
  • What are the practical implications of the case?
  • What was the background?
  • Judgement at first instance
  • Basis of tenant’s appeal
  • What did the court decide?

Article summary

Property Disputes analysis: Richard Cherry, barrister at 1 Chancery Lane, considers the judgment in Trecarrell House Ltd v Rouncefield, which highlights the importance for landlords to take gas safety issues seriously and to serve gas safety certificates before tenants move in. Otherwise, they will be prevented from relying on notices for possession under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (HA 1988). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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