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Landlord Works and Quiet Enjoyment

 A potential source of damaging conflict between landlord and tenant is the landlord carrying out works to the property while the tenant remains in occupation. There are a number of legal challenges open to the tenant, either to prevent or halt the works by means of an injunction, or to obtain substantial compensation from the landlord. The grounds for challenge are not always obvious, but where the works are anticipated in advance of the lease being granted, there is much that the landlord and its advisors can do to limit the risk. This module considers the options open to the tenant, and what approach the prudent landlord should take to minimise conflict.

Module Duration: 31 minutes

Areas covered

  • What information needs to accompany the application
  • How applications should be made
  • How to manage requests for further information
  • How landlords can progress the matter while preserving their options
  • Dealing with applications while not waiving a right to forfeit
  • Assessing a ‘reasonable time’