Edmonton Corporation v Knowles (WM) and Son Ltd: 1962

The court was able to imply from a provision in a lease obliging the tenant to pay to the landlords ‘the cost . . of painting in a workmanlike manner every third year of the term all outside wood and metal work and other external parts of the demised premises’ a matching obligation on the landlords to do the repairs paid for.


McNair J


(1962) 60 LGR 124


England and Wales

Cited by:

DistinguishedTennant Radiant Heat Ltd v Warrington Development Corporation 1988
A property comprised a large building let on fully repairing leases of 22 units. The many rain outlets were allowed to become blocked, and water accumulated above one unit before that part of the roof collapsed. The landlord appealed a finding that . .
CitedWestminster (Duke of) and others v Guild CA 30-Mar-1983
The landlord brought an action for non-payment of rent. The tenant sought to set off a failure by the landlord to repair the building of which his flat was part and which failure had caused him loss. The landlord said that it had no express duty to . .
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Landlord and Tenant

Updated: 29 April 2022; Ref: scu.194602