Recovery of the cost of essential safety measures and s 251 of the Building Act part II

I recently wrote a short note, available here, in relation to an issue that has emerged about the operation of s 251 of the Building Act on the landlord’s ability to recover certain outgoings.

Robert Hay has added another post to his blog on this topic that further advances the debate, available here.

Unfortunately, I am still not in a position to comment publicly on this issue.

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3 Comments on “Recovery of the cost of essential safety measures and s 251 of the Building Act part II”

  1. Vanessa Flax Says:

    we are waiting with bated breath…. This issue is so often overlooked in commercial leases where landlords pass the obligation/cost to the tenant (who accept the obligation) without much thought …

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