Dilapidations

Both landlords and tenants should consider their objectives and obligations well in advance of the lease end date if a renewal of lease is not intended.

Landlords will wish to be able to re-let the accommodation to another tenant swiftly and will expect the premises to be left by the tenant in a timely manner and in the condition required by the tenants lease covenants.

Tenants should ensure that they are able to assess the extent of their obligations and be able to complete any works of repair and redecoration prior to the lease end date. If the tenant fails to comply with lease covenants the landlord may well make a claim against them for damages.

We can offer help to either the landlord or the tenant to ensure that their best interests are protected by a timely inspection and assessment of the condition of the accommodation combined with consideration of the lease covenants that will hopefully ensure that both party’s objectives are satisfied by negotiation to avoid costly litigation.

In the event of a dispute requiring litigation we have experience in dealing with claims for damages, acting either for the landlord or the tenant, to provide the necessary expert opinion and arguement.