Dilapidations and Defects Analysis

Dilapidations are breaches of covenant to repair a building contained in a lease. Such breaches can take many forms, but a leaking roof or broken windows are two obvious examples.

We can advise in the following principal areas:-

For the Landlord

Preparation of accurate schedules that will stand legal scrutiny and can be negotiated and enforced.

For the Tenant

1. Whether the scope of the schedule of dilapidations is accurate.
2. Whether the standard of repair required by the schedule is justified.
3. Whether any statutory reliefs may be available to the tenant.
4. How and when any repairs should be conducted or whether negotiation of a financial settlement in lieu of damages would be preferable.

 

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