Structural repair is much more complicated. It involves the revision, restoration and performance of other work that aims to improve the deterioration of the structural integrity of a building or to improve aspects of the building that are causing “side effects”. In construction, structural repairs are a technical term, in contrast to renovations or non-structural repairs. They are changes to a property to adapt it to local health and safety regulations.
Unlike renovations, they add relatively little value to a property. It is important for landlords and tenants to understand what is considered a “structural repair”. Repair is the technical aspect of rehabilitation. It refers to the modification of a structure, partially or totally damaged in appearance or serviceability.
The landlord shall perform all structural repairs that the tenant is not required to perform under this subparagraph 40 (a), the tenant shall notify the landlord of such repairs. The success of the repair activity depends on the identification of the root cause of the deterioration of concrete structures. It is therefore essential that contractors with the necessary skills and experience are selected for the long-term success of any structural repair program. Repairs can be done to improve strength and durability, extending the life of the structure, it is not difficult to achieve.
Fortunately, while there are many reasons why a building can move, modern repair technology and advances in application techniques mean that effective solutions are available to address the problem. The seam of cracks with profiled stainless steel bars, resin grout and other innovative products and materials, is now widely accepted as an effective method of repair. These systems are very effective in dealing with a wide range of situations where repairs, reinforcements, stabilization are needed or where improvements in the structural strength of stone, concrete and brick structures are needed. Do not remain constant in width, but open and close as the structure is loaded, or due to thermal changes and hydras in concrete.
From the perspective of the owner, it is often argued that structural work is limited to work that affects or alters the frame or load-bearing capacity of the building or work to remedy some failure on the part of the structure. All repairs made to the essential structure of the property, such as foundations, frames, beams, etc., are considered structural repairs. The landlord is responsible for structural repairs, for maintaining services not found within the premises in good condition and for keeping the property weatherproof. This often involves the involvement of a structural engineer who can work closely with the contractor to perform the proper repair.
Landlords generally accept such exclusion from the tenant's repair obligations, except, for example, when structural works arise as a result of the tenant's particular use of the premises or a particular need of the tenant due to his business operations or refurbishment. We know that brick walls, concrete slabs (the structural part) and roof frames are undoubtedly structural components of buildings. Members of the trade body can provide assured guarantees for much of the structural work they do.