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Dilapidations case law

Dilapidations case law

The term ‘dilapidations’ is used to refer to some deteriorated state of a property.

In the context of landlord and tenant relationships, the term ‘dilapidations’  is more specifically used in one of the following situations:

  • a claim by a landlord against the tenant relating to some deteriorated state of the demised premises, either during the lease or at the end of the lease; or
  • a claim by a tenant against a landlord relating to some deteriorated state of the demised premises during the lease (or possibly in conjunction with a service charge dispute).

The law of dilapidations is, therefore, part of the law arising out of a landlord and tenant relationship.

This section considers the law of dilapidations in that context and with regard to the different types of claim listed above. The most common is a terminal dilapidations claim (i.e. a claim by a landlord against the tenant for damages at the end of the lease).

Whatever type of dilapidations claim, consider the following:

This section is maintained by Brian Kilcoyne.