555. Landlord's contractual compensation for particular deterioration.

555.     Landlord's contractual compensation for particular deterioration.

If a written contract of tenancy1 provides for compensation in respect of matters otherwise falling within the statutory provision as to deterioration2, the landlord3 may, in lieu of claiming compensation under that provision, claim compensation in reliance upon the contractual provisions4.

A landlord may not claim compensation both under the relevant statutory provisions5 and under the contract of tenancy6. Where the landlord elects to rely upon his contractual claims, any claim by the landlord against the tenant7 in respect of any