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We understand that a landlord is responsible under (section

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We understand that a landlord is responsible under (section 11, landlord and tenant act , 1985) for structural repairs to the exterior of the property, does that include pointing up defective joints in the brickwork even though there is no damp to the inside walls.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will try and help you.
Alex Watts : Is this a private dwelling or commercial property please?
Customer:

Private dwelling

Alex Watts : Is the issue causing a problem at the moment please?
Customer:

No. The issue is; is the landlord responsible for pointing up defective and perished mortar joints in the external brickwork under section 11 landlord and tenant act 1985.

Alex Watts : The landlord is responsible for the whole structure of a dwelling under the act, not just exterior
Alex Watts : So if there are issued with the joists then the landlord must rectify
Alex Watts : If they are not causing problems then he does not need to
Alex Watts : But a private dwelling the landlord will always be responsible
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Customer:

You mention, So if there are issued with the joists then the landlord must rectify, It is not the joists, but the pointing of the mortar joints to the outside brickwork;

Customer:

Also would he be liable to repair under section 11.

Alex Watts : He would be liable for any structure so yes
Alex Watts : He is liable
Alex Watts : Does that claiify?
Customer:

yes

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