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Case Law

This section is intended to provide a more detailed insight into the law relating to dilapidations cases

CaseSummary
Barnes v City of London Real Property Co. LtdObligation on Landlord to provide cleaning by housekeeper for which tenant had agreed to pay.Correlative Obligations
Barrett v Lounova (1982) Ltd (PDF)An implied covenant on a Landlord to repair the exterior of a property without which the Tenant could not perform obligations to repair the interior.Correlative Obligations
Bluestorm Ltd v Portvale Holdings LtdLandlords covenants not dependent on payment of service charge by tenant.Conditions Precedent
Botham v TSB Bank PLC (1996)Judgement on what forms a fixture.Fixtures
Boswell v Crucible Steel Co. (1925)Judgement on whether glazing to the external elevations formed a landlord’s fixture..Fixtures
Brew Bros v Snax (Ross) Ltd 1970Judgement relating to extend of repair versus restoration/improvement.Tenants Obligations
Car Giant Ltd v London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham 2017Judgement relating to diminution valuations.Assessment of Loss
Creska Ltd v Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough CouncilTenant held liable to repair existing underfloor heating rather than replace system with alternative storage heaters.Extent of Obligation
Duke of Westminster V Guild (1985) (Pdf)No requirement on Landlord to repair drain in absence of express or implied covenant.Implied Covenants
Edlington Properties Ltd v J H Fenner & Co Ltd (2005) (Pdf)Assignment of Landlord/Tenant interest.Assigned Interest
Elite Investments Ltd v T.I. Bainbridge Silencers Ltd 1986Judgement relating to repair or replacement of roof.Tenants Obligations
Eyre v McCracken (2001) (Pdf)No requirement on Tenant to install damp proof course a part of short lease obligations.Extent of Obligation
Fitzroy House Epworth Street (No. 1) Ltd. & Anor v The Financial Times Ltd. [2006] (Pdf)Termination by Tenant supported due to trivial nature of outstanding repairs at time of termination.Break/Renewal Clauses
Goldmile Properties Ltd v Lechouritis (2003) (Pdf)Decision on whether Lessor’s repairing covenant affected Tenant’s quiet enjoyment.Right to Entry
Hindcastle Ltd v Barbara Attenborough Associates Ltd (1997) (Pdf)Decision regarding guarantor of lease in circumstances where Tenant is insolvent.Guarantors
Holding & Barnes PLC v Hill House Hammond Ltd (2001) (Pdf)Decision on responsibilities of Landlord/Tenant where lease lacks clarity due to omissions.Extent of Obligation
Ivory Gate Ltd v Spetale (1998) (Pdf)Service of forfeiture proceedings does not constitute forfeiture.Forfeiture
Jacey Property Company Ltd V Miguel De Sousa and Another (Pdf)No requirement on Landlord to repair drain in absence of express or implied covenant.Implied Covenants
Janet Reger International v Ltd Tiree Limited 2006Action by tenant against landlord for failure to repair.Landlord’s Obligations
Jervis v Harris (1996) (Pdf)Repairs on Notice may avoid constraints of Leasehold Property (Repairs) Act 1938 and Section 18 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927.Repair on Notice
Johnsey Estates (1990) Ltd v Secretary Of State For Environment [2001] (Pdf)Decision on apportionment of costs reflecting success of Landlord and Tenant in relation to specific issues.Litigation Costs & Fees
Joyner v Weeks (1891)Decision on correct measure of Dilapidations Damages.Measure of Damages
Lee v Leeds City Council [2002] (Pdf)Decision requiring improvement in design causing condensation even where no disrepair present.Extent of Obligation
Liverpool City Council v Irwin (1977) (Pdf)Implied covenant by virtue of Housing Act 1961.Implied Covenants
Mancetter Developments Ltd v Garmanson and Givertz (1986) (Pdf)Common Law duty to not to commit waste.Voluntary Waste
Niazi Services Ltd v Van Der Loo (2004) (Pdf)Dispute over extent of Section 11 of Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.Statute Implied Covenants
Petersson v Pitt Place (Epsom) Ltd (2001) (Pdf)Case involving implied duplicate covenants on Landlord and Tenant.Common Law
Post Office v Aquarius Properties Ltd 1987Judgement relating to tenants obligation to repair construction/inherent defects.Tenants Obligations
Quick v Taff-Ely Borough Council [1985] (Pdf)No obligation to rectify condensation as property built to appropriate standards at time of construction.Extent of Obligation
Rainbow Estates Ltd v Tokenhold Ltd & Anor [1998] (Pdf)Court held that it had power to order specific performance of Tenant’s repairing covenants.Specific Performance
Ravenseft Properties Ltd v Davstone (Holdings) Ltd (1979) (Pdf)Clarification of responsibility for repair of inherent defect.Extent of Obligation
Riverside Property Investments Ltd. v Blackhawk Automotive [2004] (Pdf)Repair to asbestos cement roof cladding held to be sufficient to comply with Tenant’s covenant.Extent of Obligation
Ruxley Electronics & Construction Ltd v Forsyth [1995] (Pdf)Swimming pool construction marginally shallower than specified not held to justify rebuilding.Assessment of Loss
Savva v Houssein (Hussein) [1996] (Pdf)Fofeiture denied by court where breaches capable of remedy.Forfeiture
Simmons & Ors v Dresden [2004] (Pdf)Court confirms breaches of covenant, but no diminution in reversionary value.Covenant to Decorate
Smith v Muscat (2003) (Pdf)Tenants right to claim from successor Landlord.Parties to Dilapidations Claim
Smith v Spaul [2002] (Pdf)Tenants rights under Leasehold Property (Repairs) Act 1938.Forfeiture
Sun Life Assurance Plc v Thales Tracs Ltd & Anor [2001] (Pdf)Court decision on appropriate repair to asbestos clad roof.Extent of Obligation
Ultraworth Ltd v. General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation [2000] (Pdf)No requirement to replace services if functioning and covenants fulfilled.Extent of Obligation
Voaden v Champion [2002] (Pdf)Tenant responsible for worsened disrepair compared to that recorded in Schedule of Condition at commencement of Lease.Extent of Obligation
Wallace & Ors v Manchester City Council [1998] (Pdf)Claim by residential tenant for breach of covenant by Landlord.Tenant’s Claim
Warren v Keen [1953] (Pdf)Tenant’s obligations to use the premises in a tenantlike manner.Tenant’s Obligations