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Landlord V Tenant, Is This Illegal?

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If a tenant has been issued with all the relevant paperwork to leave the property, but still refuses to go, is it illegal for a landlord not to repair or buy, a new boiler? My argument is, that if the gas safety engineer is given access, then disconnects the boiler, why should the landlord have it repaired or buy another boiler, for a tenant that shouldn't be in the property? 

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The answer lies in s.11 of the Landlord and Tenant 1985 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1985/70/section/11 Here's s.11(1) with my added underlining:

 

In a lease to which this section applies (as to which, see sections 13 and 14) there is implied a covenant by the lessor—

(a) to keep in repair the structure and exterior of the dwelling-house (including drains, gutters and external pipes),

(b) to keep in repair and proper working order 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

(c) to keep in repair and proper working order the installations in the dwelling-house for space heating and heating water.

 

Until the letting ends, L's duty continues- even if T is overstaying the Notice Seeking Possession.

Edited by Jeffrey Shaw

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No rush to repair it tho, even if you are obliged by law.  Usual excuse of Brexit/Covid etc etc.

 

Couple extra weeks might give them the incentive to move out on their own accord.

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