The term 'dilapidations' refers to breaches of lease covenants that relate to the condition of the property, and the process of remedying those breaches.
This guide deals only with breaches by the tenant and the landlord’s subsequent remedies towards the end of the lease term; sometimes known as 'terminal dilapidations'.
The guide does not deal specifically with leases which end because of the exercising of a break clause. It relates to the law and procedure in England and Wales; other parts of the British Isles have their own law and processes which can differ from those detailed here.
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