Liverpool City Council v Irwin [1977]

Facts

  • Tenants stopped paying rent in the Council’s tower block as common parts of the building were improperly maintained
  • The contracts said nothing about common parts maintenance

Issue

  • Could payments be enforced?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Although landlord had responsibility for common parts maintenance, damage was caused by vandals so no duty where inspection regime followed
  • Easements may require a landlord to maintain common parts of rented land
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