Thank you very much for your concise reply. The wording of the act is not as clear as it could be. Could you tell me whether you think the wording of the (rather inadequate) tenancy agreement imposes a full repairing liability on the tenant for the farm buildings (around 20,000 square feet of stone built barns) - it says, "The tenant hereby agrees to carry out all works of repair and maintenance to the farm buildings and to put and leave them at the termination of the tenancy in good order". It then goes on to say, "At the termination of the tenancy to deliver up the premises and all buildings fixtures and fittings and addition thereto (except such as the tenant may by law be entitled to remove) in such repair, order and condition in all respects as shall be consistent with the due performance of the agreements herein before contained". I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you once again for your assistance. I have actually served a Notice to remedy under AHA 1986 schedule 3, Part 1 Case D and an arbitrator has been appointed. I assure you that I will give you a positive rating, once this correspondence ends! Regards, Michael Greet.