Failure to repair leasehold property

Dean represented a freeholder in an application for numerous breaches of the repairing covenant under a lease in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

Dean attended a site visit and subsequently the hearing, where evidence was heard from the leaseholder and tenant of the flat, both denying that any such breaches had occurred. The leaseholder also argued that there had been an implied waiver on the part of the freeholder as a result of the freeholder having failed to send the relevant notices to the leaseholder.

Following the evidence and subsequent submissions the tribunal found in favour of the freeholder – that the alleged breaches had occurred.