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What is ‘Fair Wear and Tear’?

The definition of ‘Fair Wear and Tear’ is often a contentious one between landlords and tenants! And to complicate things further, there is currently no legislative definition of ‘Fair Wear and Tear’. Generally, it is considered damage that occurs due to the ordinary use of the premises by a tenant over the passage of time or the ordinary operation of natural elements.

Some practical examples of ‘Fair Wear and Tear’ would be:
☑️ Old, warped window frames
☑️ Paint that has faded in the ordinary course
☑️ Plaster that has cracked as a building settles
☑️ Carpets worn as the result of being walked on
Excerpt sourced from TPN