DILAPIDATIONS ASSESSMENT AND ADVICE

DILAPIDATIONS ASSESSMENT AND REPRESENTATION

We aim to save our clients’ expenditure and time by providing an independent professional assessment of their dilapidations liability when their lease expires.

We recognise that many tenants and landlords in the region are not adequately represented. Lengthy negotiations, dis-satisfied settlements and costly reinstatement claims are often experienced. We can help clients avoid these situations. We offer a new approach to dilapidation review, management and negotiation by combining the in-house expertise of RICS chartered building and quantity surveyors to provide the client with a single point of contact for all matters relating to dilapidation claims.

SCHEDULE OF CONDITION SURVEY

Schedules of condition are attached to leases to record the condition of the property at the commencement of the lease term. They are critically important to the lease because they provide certainty as to the condition that the tenant must return the premises at the expiry of the lease. Coupled with adequate lease provisions, schedules of condition serve to protect both the landlord and the tenant by avoiding disputes around the tenant’s repairing obligation.

A professionally prepared detailed schedule of condition survey and report is pivotal before the commencement of any commercial lease because it is extremely difficult for a tenant to determine the validity of any landlord’s dilapidations claim.

Our focus when preparing a schedule of condition is to mitigate our clients’ exposure to costs for repairs and reinstatement works that exceed their contractual obligations.