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The lease states:
" AND if the tenant shall not within 21 days after such Notice (or immediately in case of emergency) commence and proceed diligently with the execution of such repairs and works and the performance of such acts as aforesaid and complete the same within 3 calendar months after such Notice it shall be lawful for the landlord and its contractors gents and workmen(but without prejudice to the right of re entry hereinafter referred to ) to enter the demised premises and execute all such repairs and works and to do such acts or may be necessary to comply with the said Notice and the cost thereof shall be a debt due from the tenant to the landlord and shall be recoverable as rent in arrear"
In fact the time specified was varied in the Notice so as to give a more reasonable time for the works to be executed.
In the event notwithstanding the establishment of the breach by the tribunal and the submissions of the tenant being rejected the tenant is now contesting the breach itself ie that the unlawful alterations which are mainfest in fact constitute betterment - this is denied by the land lord
The landlord requires the remedial work to be undertaken nevertheless.
Does the conduct of the tenant now constitute a breach of the Notice entitling the landlord to re enter and do the works?.
Apologies for the apparent misprinting of the Lease but my copy margins may have excluded certain words - but the main meaning is there.
The landlord re
One Notice has been served .Tenant currently within time but in danger of running out whilst he now contests the work required