Litigation Recent Decisions 07/11/95

Landlord's appeal for breach of repairing covenant

British Telecommunications v Sun Life Assurance Society (1995).

CA (Nourse LJ, Roch LJ and Hutchison LJ) 28/7/95.

Summary: Landlord's duty under a repairing covenant where a defect occurs not in the demised premises themselves but in the building of which the demised premises form part.

Defendant landlord's appeal on a preliminary issue that the appellant was in breach of its repairing covenant in a lease as soon as the premises ceased to be in a state of repair.