Dilapidations is frequently an area of dispute between landlords and tenants as tenants seek to minimise their liability whilst landlords in return seek to place as much of the burden for repairing and refurbishing the premises on the tenant.
Repairing obligations in a lease can be fairly onerous on a tenant and therefore costly to comply with. Further, dilapidations claims do give rise to difficult legal, surveying and valuation issues. Therefore, it is important for tenants to obtain expert legal and surveying advice at an early stage in order to consider their potential exposure and any defences that may be available to them to mitigate such exposure. Likewise, landlords will require specialist advice to ensure that they can maximise their recovery.
We will guide you from start to finish and advise on the correct course of action.