These come in two forms.  The first relates to a failure to repair a property in accordance with the lease terms which can be served by the landlord either during or after the lease term, or a schedule prepared to limit a tenant’s liability for repair before a lease is signed.

The latter is an important tool to avoid a tenant becoming responsible for historic disrepair or defects.

Classically, a series of photographs are attached to the lease to limit the tenant’s liability to repair to a condition no better than is shown on the photographs.

In some cases, wording may also be required to adequately cover the defect, particularly if it cannot conveniently be shown on a photograph.