We regularly act for both landlords and tenants in respect of dilapidations matters on a wide range of commercial property.
Our services for landlords include the preparation of interim and terminal schedules of dilapidations, the pricing of schedules and negotiations with the outgoing tenants or their surveyors to agree the extent of the works to be undertaken or a financial settlement where the lease has expired or the tenant does not wish to undertake the works.
For tenants, we can negotiate a dilapidations claim with the landlord or their surveyors and where a tenant is proposing to undertake the works, we can act as contract administrators by preparing a specification for the necessary reinstatement works, tendering to contractors, appointing the contractor and monitoring the works and hand over the premises to the landlord or their surveyors.
We also provide advise to tenants on exit strategy prior to service of a schedule of dilapidations by the landlord or expiry of the lease.
For a number of clients who have large portfolios of leased commercial property, we provide dilapidations liability advice including cost assessments for accounts purposes.