Dilapidations and Service Charge
This new book focuses on the repairing obligation and dilapidations claims arising under commercial leases. An understanding of the basics of dilapidations law is essential for lease negotiation as problems arising at lease end have their roots in what was agreed at the beginning of the lease.
Dilapidations claims at lease expiry have become increasingly important in recent years. Changing occupier requirements and reduced occupier demand has led to closer scrutiny of the liabilities of outgoing tenants and of the intention of landlords with regard to redevelopment and/or re-letting of a property. Developments in contract law and the rules of interpretation of contracts in the last decade have also affected how a court will interpret or construe a lease in the event of dispute on its terms and have given rise to important cases.
This is a clear and practical exposition of the law. It covers:
- underlying common law
- interpretation of the lease
- remedies for breach of repairing obligation
- common parts and service charge
- dispute resolution
|Publisher:||Edinburgh University Press|
|Author(s)||Garrity, DJ and Richardson, L|
|Author(s)||Garrity, D and Richardson, L|