dilapidations
A tenant's repairing obligations under a lease are often to keep the premises to a standard of repair and to ensure that the standard is maintained on termination of the lease. The standard is measured against the condition of the premises at the beginning of the lease. The obligation can be enforced by the landlord serving a schedule of dilapidations detailing items at the premises that need to be repaired by the tenant.

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dilapidations
Items of disrepair. The term might be used for any such items that are covered by repairing covenants given by a tenant (or, much more rarely, by a landlord) under a lease. A more narrow definition is items in need of repair to comply with a tenant's obligations both to repair the premises and to return them to the landlord in repair at the end of the lease. Dilapidations may therefore be distinct from items requiring repair during the course of the lease. See also schedule of dilapidations.

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