Repair Obligations in Leases – What Causes Problems? 
Expires after 90 days
CPD Hours: 1
When dilapidations disputes arise, it is striking how often they can be traced back to what was done or not done at the time the lease was granted. Due diligence prior to signing the lease is one issue, but problems may arise from inadequacy of schedules of condition, inaccurate lease drafting, lack of focus on the interaction between repair obligations and fixtures and a failure to appreciate the implications of common lease provisions.
The cause of problems may also lie at lease expiry, though, and effective preparation is essential.
- Effective pre-contract investigations
- The limitations of schedules of condition
- Common drafting issues
- Four issues to anticipate and document when alterations are done
- How to lay the groundwork for a good outcome as lease expiry approaches