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Railings Removal (Tenant's Liability)

Volume 390: debated on Wednesday 30 June 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works what would be the position of a tenant who, on the expiry of his lease, was asked by the landlord, in accordance with the terms of the lease, to make good any dilapida- tions in the property, including the replacement of any railings that might have been removed by the Ministry, though the landlord and not the tenant had received official compensation for the removal of the railings; and whether, in such a case, the tenant would have the right of appeal to the General Claims Tribunal?

The tenant is protected by the provisions of paragraph 2 of Defence Regulation 50B which frees him from any such liability.