Property and Conveyancing Library

Dilapidations: The Modern Law and Practice is invaluable in providing comprehensive coverage of the legal principles relating to both residential and commercial dilapidations, together with all the practical aspects of dilapidations claims.

The work concentrates on those areas of the law which give rise to problems in everyday situations, offering a comprehensive and authoritative discussion of the legalities involved, with useful examples of how they apply in practice.

Authored by Nicholas Dowding Q.C., Kirk Reynolds Q.C and Alison Oakes, Dilapidations: The Modern Law and Practice explores the
obligations of both landlords and tenants with regard to the state and repair of commercial and residential property.

The book examines repairing obligations, all types of repairing covenants, liability, considerations affecting the performance of obligations, remedies, fees and also considers alternative ways of resolving claims such as arbitration.

  • Provides detailed guidance on the law of both residential and commercial dilapidations
  • Concentrates on those areas of the law which give rise to problems in everyday situations
  • Discusses the legal principles with worked examples showing how they apply in practice
  • Explains both landlords’ and tenants’ obligations and liabilities
  • Discusses modern building technology as well as more traditional construction techniques
  • Provides stage-by-stage procedural guidance for resolving disputes
  • Goes through the litigation procedure, reflecting the latest changes under Civil Procedure Rules
  • Discusses remedies and damages
  • Examines a wide range of relevant, up-to-date case law, including Commonwealth decisions
  • Provides updated forms and precedents to help ensure documents are prepared accurately