How Dilapidations differ across the UK

White paper

UK Dilapidations claims outside of England and Wales can be a minefield for the unwary. Dealing with dilapidations claims on a nationwide basis calls for a much broader understanding.

TFT’s new white paper: ‘How Dilapidations differ across the UK – an outline of the regional variations’ addresses the differing obligations and terminology applicable in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Isles.

A good example is the very recent Jersey Sports Stadium v Barclay Private Clients (2013) case passed in the Jersey Royal Court which saw the court considering the cost of works and the diminution in value and preferring the guidance given in Ruxley v Forsyth (1996) over that in Joyner v Weeks. This is an essential piece for anyone involved with commercial leases outside England or Wales.