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There are a number of statutory implied terms which dictate the repair obligations of a landlord under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. The most important of these is s11 of the Act (repairing obligations in short leases under 7 years which replaced s32 of the Housing Act 1961) which states that the landlord shall keep in repair (and proper working order):

  1. The structure and exterior of the dwelling-house (including drains, gutters and external pipes);
  2. The installations in the dwelling-house for the supply of water, gas and electricity and for sanitation (including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences, but not other fixtures, fittings and appliances for making use of the supply of water, gas or electricity), and
  3. The installations in the dwelling-house for space heating and heating water.

 

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