When Does the Absolute Duty to Repair Apply?

Gavin & Anor v Community Housing Association Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 580 (24 May 2013) relates to repairing obligations on commercial premises but it’s worthy of note because it contains general information about duties of repair which will equally apply to residential premises.

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Landlords’ Responsibilities for Repair and Maintenance

In addition to any repair responsibilities explicitly set out in the tenancy agreement, common law and statute will imply terms to the agreement between landlord and tenant.