Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 places an obligation on the landlord to maintain the structure and exterior of the property, including installations for the supply of water, gas and electricity, heating systems, drainage and sanitary appliances.
There are a number of statutory implied terms which dictate your repair obligations as landlord. The most important of these is Section 11 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (which replaced s32 of the Housing Act 1961) which states that the landlord shall keep in repair:
If a tenant refuses to allow the landlord access to carry out the repairs then they:
Section 17 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 requires specific performance by the landlord where there has been a breach, i.e. the payment of compensation will not act as sufficient remedy. This means that the County Court can make an order requiring the landlord to fulfil the express or implied repairing terms of the tenancy agreement. The
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
Labour market enforcement - restriction on illegal migrants to work. A labour market enforcement undertaking (an “LME undertaking”) is an undertaking by the person giving it (the “subject”) to comply with any prohibitions, restrictions and requirements set out in the undertaking
Under section 42 of the County Courts Act 1984 it is possible for the Court to transfer a matter from the County Court to the High Court for enforcement but leave (permission) of the Court is required first. The transfer time varies from court to court and can take up to 28 days, but normally takes far less. An application to seek permission can be made either at the time of making the possession claim or after possession has been ordered.