Recovery of insurance rent

In the case of Green v 180 Archway Road Management Co Ltd (2012), the Lands Tribunal has confirmed that if a landlord does not comply with its insurance obligations under the lease then it cannot recover the insurance rent from its tenant.

In this case, the landlord was required to insure the property in the joint names of the landlord and the tenant but it had failed to do this as only the interest of the tenant was noted. The landlord was therefore unable to recover the cost of insurance from the tenant.