If the tenant does not meet his repair and maintenance obligations, the landlord must first fall behind. Most leases define a period during which the tenant can cause the default. If the tenant does not heal the delay, the lessor has the option of terminating the lease or fulfilling the tenant`s obligations. Hart Reade Solicitors is a full service law firm with offices in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Polegate and Meads. We own both Lexcel and Conveyancing Quality Accreditations from the Law Society of England and Wales and are members of ALEP. To make an appointment with one of our commercial real estate lawyers, please call our office on 01323 727 321 or fill out the contact form below. Next, create a list and take detailed photos of the condition of the property. These are grouped into a formal calendar that will then be affixed to the back of the lease. If you intend to stay on the land, note that dilapidated damage can be transferred to the new rental agreement and the landlord may have the right to object to an extension in case of repeated construction defects. Tenants are generally responsible for obtaining a rental property and ensuring that it is restored to the condition it was in at the beginning of the lease. All necessary repairs are called “defects” and must be indicated in the rental agreement. As a rule, all responsibilities that are not mentioned in the rental agreement go to the tenant.