A residential long leaseholder may be liable without notice to his subtenant under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 for disrepairs to communal areas outside his demise by virtue of having a right over those areas. In Edwards v Kumarasamy (2015) Mr K was the long leaseholder of a flat in a residential block. Mr […]
Dilapidations Definition. What is Dilapidations?
Dilapidations definition is an allegation of a breach of a tenant’s legal obligations under the repair, decoration and reinstatement covenants stipulated within a property lease.” Following the identification of a possible breach of lease, a landlord will usually submit a claim for damages (dilapidations claim), which is enforceable in a court of law. Simplified – a […]
Break Clauses in Dilapidations
A review of recent decisions and developments relating to a break clause, including validity of notices, service and estoppel, compliance with conditions and giving vacant possession. Introduction The purpose of this paper is to review of some recent decisions relating to the exercise of break notices. The form of this paper will take two parts. […]