This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. 116.--Dilapidations--Voluntary And Permissive Waste. 117.--Liability of tenants for life. 118.--Liability of tenants for years. 119.--Accidental fire. 120.--Covenants to repair. 121.--Measure of damages. 122.--The right to light. 123.--The right to prospect. 124.--Party walls. We have had grave doubts as to the advisability of offering any remarks on the three subjects noticed in the following chapter: --Dilapidations, Ancient Lights, and Party Walls. We have been assured that questions on one or other of these points frequently occur, and that consequently a few remarks on them would be of service to Architects. That such questions do constantly arise we feel sure, but we are not so sure that we can in the space of the present work impart to our readers any profitable knowledge on the subject. It was necessary for the comprehension of the special subject treated in this little work that we should first endeavour to impart to our readers some instruction in the elementary principles of contracts generally; but that instruction would hardly fit them for the comprehension of the three subjects above-mentioned; and, indeed, to properly introduce them a separate treatise would be necessary in order to effect any good practical purpose. On the other hand, such a book would of necessity be of too technical a character for the ordinary unprofessional reader. However, as we are assured that a few remarks would be acceptable, we offer the following, which we have endeavoured to make as general as possible, for what they may be worth. Those on dilapidations we have taken from Smith's 'Landlord and Tenant, ' and for those on ancient rights and party walls we are mainly indebted to 'Gale on Easements.' n6.--The technical term for.