- Category: Condition & Repairs
These are potent clauses in leases for commercial properties, which most people don’t fully realise. And although designed to sting and hurt a tenant, a landlord can still catch a cold with them as well.
Of course, there is usually a repairing clause in such leases where the tenant has to keep the property in good condition. And if they don’t, then there can be talk of say a landlord serving a Schedule of Dilapidations on the tenant to force these or receive monies for not doing them.
But then another type of clause emerged in the nineties after the court case of Jervis v Harris in 1996, hence the phrase ‘Jervis v Harris’ clause.
The Basic Procedure
Such clauses allow the landlord to do four things: