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Dilapidations

What do we do?

We inspect property and issue a condition report or building survey as appropriate to support our advice on any dilapidation liability that may be applicable to assist either landlord or tenant with negotiations relating to dilapidation claims.

Under normal lease terms that include fully repairing and insuring covenants, a tenant has an obligation to keep the premises they occupy in a good and tenantable repair throughout the lease.

We recommend contacting us to report on the condition of the property at the start of a lease, during, and before the renewal or expiry date is due to ensure an accurate record of the condition of the property is kept throughout the agreed term, meaning any repairing or dispute resolution costs can be kept to a minimum.

A Dilapidation claim will usually occur at the point of lease renewal or break when a landlord believes the occupier is in breach of its repairing, decoration or reinstatement obligations as set out in the tenancy agreement.

Acting early is key for reducing expense, liabilities and time spent resolving dilapidation matters for both landlord and tenant.

 

We act and advise on:

  • Schedules of dilapidations during or at termination of lease
  • Terminal dilapidations claims compiled
  • Schedules of Condition prepared for attachment to leases
  • Interim Schedules and Repair Notices prepared
  • Management of the completion and monitoring of dilapidations works
  • Expert Witness services when dilapidations disputes esculate
  • Section 18 valuations prepared by RICS registered valuers
  • Defence of dilapidation claims

 

Why work with us?

Our recognised and recommended regional firm has a multi-disciplined team that takes pride in its work and in delivering the highest standard of service by building strong working partnerships based on trust, efficiency and excellent communication.

We are:

  • Experienced and accredited
  • Personal and comprehensive
  • Established and growing

Find out more about our values, experience and accreditations on our about us page

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