Maintenance and Disrepair/Dilapidations

The Lease will normally set out the repairing obligations of both the Landlord (normally the owner of the building) and the Flat Owner. Generally the landlord has responsibility for the maintenance of the exterior of the building. As well as communal areas of the building. The Flat owner is responsible for maintenance of the interior of their own flat.

Issues can arise when one party does not maintain their part of the building. We can advise you on each party’s obligations for repair. As well as the steps that be taken if one party is failing to comply with their obligations. For example, if a Landlord does not comply with his or her obligations, it may be possible to obtain an injunction. (i.e. an order of the court) Forcing him to comply and a flat owner may also be entitled to compensation.

The issue of repair and enforcement of repairing obligations can be a tricky area. You can be assured that our property law solicitors have the specialist knowledge and expertise to advise you on these issues. We will always seek to provide you with practical and clear advice.

Andrew Pluck

Head of Department, Partner, BA Hons (Law)


Please telephone the contact numbers below to arrange an appointment to
see one of our property solicitors.

Eastbourne01323 727321
Hailsham01323 841841
Polegate01323 487051
Meads01323 407577


We are particularly proud to be a member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners, the Conveyancing Quality Scheme and Lexcel which are badges of assurance to our clients that they will receive a consistently high level of service, integrity and professionalism from us.