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  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast is suitable for those interested in property law, in particular leases and obligations between landlords and tenants. It aims to familiarise the listener with the common issues with repairing obligations, dilapidations and remedies in commercial lease disputes.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand where repairing obligations come from in the context of commercial leases;
  • Understand the relationship between repairing covenants and the law of dilapidations and defective premises;
  • Be familiar with common 'standard of repair' issues and breach of obligation;
  • Know the remedies available to both landlords and tenants to enforce a repairing covenant.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1985;
  • s.146 Law of Property Act 1925;
  • s.18 Landlord and Tenant Act 1927;
  • s.30 Landlord and Tenant Act 1954;
  • Leasehold Property (Repairs) Act 1938;
  • Defective Premises Act 1972;
  • Statute of Marlborough Act 1267;
  • Code of Leasing Business Premesis in England and Wales 2007;
  • Janet Reger International Ltd v Tiree Ltd [2006] EWHC 1743 (Ch);
  • Alker v Collingwood Housing Association [2007] EWCA Civ 343;
  • Investors Compensation Scheme v West Bromwich Building Society [1997] UKHL 28;
  • Credit Suisse v Beegas Nominees Ltd [1994] 4 All ER 803;
  • British Telecom v Sun Life Assurance [1995] 4 All ER 44;
  • Lister v Lane and Nesham [1893] 2 QB 212;
  • Lurcott v Wakely [1911] 1 KB 905;
  • Norwich Union v British Railways Board [1987] 2 EGLR 137;
  • Elmcroft Developments Ltd v Tankersley- Sawyer [1984] 1 EGLR 47;
  • Ravenseft Properties Ltd v Davstone (Holdings) Ltd [1980] QB 12;
  • Proudfoot v Hart (1890) 25 QBD 42;
  • Ultraworth Ltd v General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation [2000] EWHC Technology 172;
  • Plough Investment Limited v Manchester City Council (1989) I EGLR 244;
  • Quick v Taff-Ely Borough Council [1985] EWCA Civ 1;
  • Creska Ltd v London Borough Of Hammersmith & Fulham [1998] EWCA Civ 983;
  • Hibernian Property v Liverpool Corporation [1973] 1 WLR 751;
  • Crown Estate Commissioners v Town Investments Limited [1992] 1 EGLR 61;
  • Lyndendown Ltd v Vitamol Ltd [2007] EWCA Civ 826;
  • Mather v Barclays Bank Plc [1987] 2 EGLR 254;
  • Ferguson Latimer & Anor v Carney & Ors [2006] EWCA Civ 1417;
  • Jervis v Harris [1995] EWCA Civ 9;
  • Jeune v Queens Cross Properties Ltd. [1974] Ch. 97;
  • Rainbow Estates Ltd v. Tokenhold Ltd [1999] CH 64.

This podcast provides a summary of the common problems and solutions to enforcing duties to keep commercially let premises in repair. It examines the potential sources and creation of repairing covenants and then examines the remedies available for each party to the lease.

Podcast Added 27/04/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-06-27

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