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Dilapidations

Dilapidations

Dilapidations are accumulated repairs and renewals over the period of a lease. At the end of a lease, it is important that the property is handed back to the Landlord in the condition set out in the lease, or that adequate compensation is made if this is not the case.

A Schedule of Dilapidations must be drawn up by the Landlord’s surveyor to accurately reflect the terms of the lease. This is not just a matter of listing repairs required but involves careful interpretation, not only of the lease but also the character, nature, type and use of the building.

If acting on behalf of a Landlord, we ensure that repairs reflect their full entitlement.

If acting on behalf of a Tenant, we establish that the demands made on them do not include any element of improvement to the property or go beyond the requirements of the lease.