Can you pass responsibility for a breach to your sub-tenant?

In Dorrington Residential Limited v 56 Clifton Gardens Limited, Dorrington were the long leaseholder and 57 Clifton Gardens were the landlord.The long lease leaseholder had sub-tenants.

The landlord served the long leaseholders notice within the terms of the lease to inspect the property. The landlord was unable to get access and the long leaseholder was liable for the resulting breach.

Lesson Learnt

1.The long leaseholder is responsible for the covenants in the lease and they cannot be passed on to the sub-tenant.

2. Ensure notices are served in accordance with lease or s.196 Law of Property Act 1925

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