Q: Our senior partner owns the surgery and has warned that she will not sell it to the other partners when she finally retires. Initially she was paying for the internal repairs and buildings insurance, but is now refusing to do this, saying she is only responsible for the 'bricks and mortar'.
Can you clarify whether the partnership is responsible for the repairs or whether the senior partner is as landlord?
What about the buildings insurance? As the partnership is now paying it and she is not, if disaster such as a fire strikes, how will that affect her liability?