Landlord or tenant… we’re on your side
Our experienced surveyors can help you navigate the complex laws surrounding dilapidations, whether you are a commercial landlord requesting repairs to your property or a tenant who is worried they’re being asked to do too much. We’re on your side at all stages of the process, from preparing dilapidations schedules and dealing with repairing covenant issues to helping with discussions and negotiations to give you the best chance of a positive outcome.
What are Dilapidations?
Dilapidations refer to the breach of a condition (covenant) of a lease relating to the state of a property. Upon taking up commercial leases, tenants agree to keep the premises in good repair. Failure to do this can result in a landlord serving a schedule of dilapidations on a tenant, to either recover the cost of repairs from the tenant, or to request the tenant undertake the necessary repairs themselves to bring the property back to its original condition.
Our experts can help with:
Undertaking a detailed survey of the property to establish the condition of the building and analysis of repair items listed in the covenant
Preparing dilapidation schedules
Repair issues outlined in the covenant
Tenant and landlord negotiations