Morris v Liverpool City Council: CA 1988

The court was concerned with the implied statutory obligations of repair on the landlord: ‘It is common ground that the door and frame of the flat were part of the structure and exterior of the flat within the meaning of the implied statutory covenant. It is also common ground that the effect of this implied obligation is to impose on the landlord the obligation to effect any necessary repair within a reasonable time after receiving notice of the want of repair: [Calabar] The plaintiff therefore surmounts the first of the three hurdles which I have mentioned.’


Slade, Balcombe, Stocker LJJ


[1988] 1 EGLR 47


Housing Act 1961 32


England and Wales


CitedCalabar Properties Ltd v Stitcher CA 1983
The landlord had failed in his duty to repair. One tenant’s health suffered because of the damp, and they had to rent other premises.
Held: The landlord has only a reasonable time to effect repairs once he has been given notice of the need for . .

Cited by:

CitedAndrews and Another v Brewer and Another CA 17-Feb-1997
Tenants challenged an order for possession, saying the form of notice was defective. The date specified in the notice was clearly a clerical error. It provided that the tenancy would commence on 29 May 1993 and end on 28 May 1993, on the face of it, . .
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Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.187737