What’s all this dilapidation about?
Dilapidation is a term meaning in general a falling into decay, but more particularly used in the plural ( dilapidations)in English Law for:
the disrepair for which a tenant is usually liable when he has agreed to give up the landlord’s premises in good repair.
For the next pub quiz:
Dilapidation is derived from the Latin for scattering the stones (Lapis) of a building.
WOW (words of wisdom)
Avoid being on the receiving end of dilapidations claim. Understand your lease liabilities, take control ,repair and redecorate and be prepared to remove and make good any alterations you have made.( before lease end)
2. Archaic To squander; waste.