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Disrepair: rights, duties and remedies

This content applies to England & Wales

The repairing rights and responsibilities of the landlord and tenant. The duty of care owed by an occupier of a property. Sources of remedy for disrepair.

Responsibilities of landlords, tenants and occupiers

The repairing rights and responsibilities of the landlord and tenant. The duty of care owed by an occupier of a property. 

What is repair?

There is no straightforward definition of the word 'repair'. It is subject to continuing interpretation by the courts. Ultimately whether something is a repair will depend on the facts of the individual situation. 

Using remedies for disrepair

How tenants, landlords and public authorities can exercise the three sources of remedies for repair - contract, tort, and statute 

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