Landlord’s access and actually turning up

New Crane Wharf Freehold Ltd v Dovener (LANDLORD AND TENANT – clause in lease required tenant to permit the landlord to enter) (2019) UKUT 98 (LC) What counts as ‘refusing access’, where a landlord has a contractual right to access on notice? This rather odd Upper Tribunal case does at least provide a degree of […]

Improvement clauses needing improvement

Network Homes Ltd v Harlow (2018) EWHC 3120 (Ch) An object lesson in the need for clarity in tenancy agreements. This was an appeal from a first instance decision of HHJ Luba QC. Mr H was Network’s assured tenant of a flat in a block used for a sheltered housing scheme. Following a fire safety inspection, […]

No right of entry! (On vanished tenancies)

Well, there’s an oddity. The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Schedule 2 para 12(1) has repealed section 8(2) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. The relevant provision is: Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 12 (1) Omit section 8(2) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (power of landlord to enter premises to view their […]