Dilapidations: repair of rooflights and meaning of windows

The terminal dilapidations claim of Twinmar Holdings Ltd v Klarius UK Ltd provides some useful guidance regarding rooflights and windows.

The court found that rooflights that had lost translucency were not in good and substantial repair and condition as required by a lease. The court also considered whether the rooflights were actually windows and provided some guidelines on identifying windows.

The claim was a terminal dilapidations claim brought by the landlord against the former tenant of warehouse and office premises in Hemel Hempstead. The lease was granted to the tenant at the time the building was constructed in 1993 and terminated in 2008…

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