Landlord’s works: liability, remedies and risk

Helena Davies and Ian Laurie review landlord responsibility for safety in the wake of Grenfell and other high-profile cases.

Being the freeholder of a large multilet building brings exciting opportunities alongside quite heavy responsibilities. The ability to develop and improve the space, accommodate quality tenant mix and invest in the most marketable specifications to attract the best covenants, cream off the rents and increase reversionary value, all sit beside the need to comply with statutory obligations, provide services, keep the building in repair, and allow tenants quiet enjoyment of their demises. Recent events have highlighted how