Earle v. Charalambous

Facts

Two hearings before the Court of Appeal concerned with the appropriate method for assessing damages for breach of a repairing covenant – whether damages should be assessed by reference to the rental value of the flat or should be restricted by reference to a tariff based on previous awards – whether the relevant breaches had occurred when the defect occurred or when the lessor had had notice of the defects and a reasonable time to carry out repairs.