Dilaps Damages and Defects

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Damages

Damages

Damages is the legal term for losses incurred by one party.

Defects

Defects

Defects occur within a building and these can either be latent or patent. The extent of any claim against the freeholder as not being an appropriate repair item depends on which category the Defect would come under, and the extent of consequential repair. The difference is as follows:
 
Latent Defect – Not apparent at the time of the lease.
Patent Defect – Obvious at the time if he had reasonably inspected.
 
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