LMH v Mensah – Approved Judgement
This case reaffirms the importance of the tenancy agreement as regulating the relationship between landlord and tenant. There has been a recent trend in some areas of tenants being advised to refuse access to the property until the entirety of a schedule of repairs has been agreed. The protocol and good practice guidance cannot be used to get around the express terms of the tenancy agreement and the statutory obligations.
Though not recorded in the judgment, it was a further success for LMH as they obtained a costs order against the tenant.
Tom Harrill, instructed by Josephine Morton of Brabners LLP, appeared on behalf of the landlord.
For details of the case – click here.