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Landlords have a duty to repair the structure and exterior of premises, which includes the supply of water, gas, electricity and sanitation where the landlord knows or ought to have known about the defect. Repairing obligations continued unchanged throughout lockdown and remain. Tenants should report repairs as early as possible so landlords can take appropriate action.
As the current pandemic continues to evolve it gives rise to a risk of an increase in claims for breach of landlord’s repairing obligations. At this time, the government has advised that both landlords and tenants should take a pragmatic, common-sense approach to resolving issues
As the current pandemic continues to evolve it gives rise to issues of highway network safety, which allows for the possibility of claims that may arise due to the condition of the highway.