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  • This might occur when a claim for dilapidations for an aging item is being charged as new. This would be an unfair charge to tenants if e.g. the walls were badly marked after two years of letting. If it were normal to redecorate every 7 years then in this instance the most one could reasonably charge is 5 /7ths of the total cost of decorating.
Published: 25 September 2013 Last Updated: 17 November 2021