The term ‘dilapidations’ refers to the breaches of a tenant’s lease covenants in respect of repair, reinstatement of alterations, and redecoration. Can be raised by a landlord during the term of the Lease (interim dilapidations) or, more commonly, at lease expiry (terminal dilapidations). Any resultant claim for damages is capped at the Diminution in Value of the landlord’s interest under s18 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 in respect of repair, and similar principles at common law in respect of reinstatement and redecoration.

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