Landlords serve dilapidations claims when they believe a tenant has not complied with the tenant covenants within the lease.
So what do dilapidations claims normally cover?
Tenant covenants can cover a number of items; repairing obligations, redecoration, building alterations and statutory obligations. If you have failed to comply with any of these legal obligations then your landlord can serve a claim for damages to restore the property back to its original pre-lease state plus other costs such as loss of rent, surveyor and legal fees.
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