Repairing obligations and dilapidations

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Repairing obligations and dilapidations guidance:

The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014, SI 2014/3120 came into force on 18 December 2014 and transpose parts of the Energy Efficiency Directive...

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Goods are often left behind when a lease ends or a property is sold, especially following forfeiture by re-entry when there may have been no notice. The lease may deal...

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A landlord's liability to a tenant for the state and condition of premises is generally determined by the terms of the tenancy. However, under Defective Premises Act 1972...

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Under the Defective Premises Act 1972 (DPA 1972), a person who takes on work for or in connection with the provision of a dwelling owes a duty to ensure that the work is...

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Once a lease has ended, the landlord can no longer forfeit or rely on a Jervis v Harris clause. At that stage, damages are the only available remedy and the amount...

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This Practice Note deals with the claims available to a landlord during the currency of a lease. For claims for dilapidations after expiry of the term, see Practice Note:...

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This Practice Note deals with the options available to commercial tenants where a landlord of commercial property has failed to comply with repairing obligations,...

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When transferring an interest in land, any fixtures form part of the land and are transferred with it, unless there is express provision to the contrary. Fittings (also...

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This Practice Note discusses disrepair claims in relation to social housing, setting out the legal basis for a claim and other the relevant factors that need to be...

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Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 Under the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 (OLA 1957), an occupier of property owes a common law duty of care to all his visitors in respect of...

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This Practice Note sets out the scope of and aims of the Pre-action Protocol for Housing Disrepair Cases (the Protocol), and the consequences of a failure to comply with...

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The Pre-action Protocol for Housing Disrepair Cases (the ‘Protocol’) applies to residential property situated in England and Wales and relates to claims by tenants and...

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In the absence of an express covenant to repair, the tenant's liability depends: • partly on the doctrine of waste, and • partly on an implied obligation to use the...

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Landlord’s repair objectives The key aims for the landlord are to: • shift as much responsibility for the repair of the premises as it can onto the tenant, and • to...

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STOP PRESS: The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 is not yet in force. However, when it does come into force, it contains new provisions requiring the landlord to make sure...

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Reinstatement of alterations can be very contentious. Landlords may be left with a property in an unlettable state or tenants may find that they are called upon to...

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