In this case the landlord couldn’t insist his legal right to charge a full rent strictly due to the war situation and its negative effect on occupancy in his flats.
In United Kingdom, several landlord and tenants acts have been enacted to provide right direction and legal instrument for solving the problems related to landlord and tenant matters1. The need for reforming landlord and tenant act was also felt in countries like Ireland and accordingly law reform commission was established in the year 1975 (The law reform commission, 2003). In July 2001, this law reform commission established landlord and tenant project aiming at reforming the landlord and tenant law.
landlord and tenant acts. For example, landlord and tenant acts were introduced in 1709, 1730, 1851, 1927, 1954, 1985, 1987 and 1988. The objective of all these acts is to ensure the genuine interests of both the landlords and tenants according to the agreement made between them. However, the specific aim of these acts is to reduce the exploitation of tenants by landlords.
Over a period of time, the necessity for reforming the laws related to landlord and tenants is felt and accordingly the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 was enacted. The contribution of Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 is highly significant in reducing the problems faced by the tenants from the landlords (Office of Public Service Information, 1995). With the inclusion of several provisions under the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995, the government of United Kingdom ensured the interests and rights of the tenants and it legally protects their rights in sharing the lease of the property and landlords cannot force them to vacate whenever they wish to do so. The critical analysis of the provisions of the said act is essential so that the benefits accrued upon by the tenants can be assessed. Let us discuss one by one.
The Landlord and Tenant (Covenants)