In the ongoing evolution of Landlord and Tenant law there have been many new Acts of Parliament which are not only lengthy but also come with a number of Statutory Instruments (secondary legislation) attached to them. The long leasehold sector has seen many such Acts, with 5 specifically concerned with the management of blocks of flats which are as follows:
The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, the Housing Act 1996, the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development 1993, and the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. There has also been the newer Act, that of the Leasehold Reform Amendment Act 2014.
There are also Acts of Parliament that deal with the health and safety of the common areas, which are the structure, roof, the land the building stands on, foundations, load bearing walls, gardens, landings, paths, gates, fences, drives, stairways, and any other outbuildings. Inside it covers the plant rooms, lift motor rooms, and meter cupboards. In other words any and all areas that don’t belong to individual leaseholders.