Dilapidations

Dilapidations

We work with tenants, landlords and their professional representatives to ensure that commercial premises at the end of their leases are returned in a condition that meets the dilapidation schedules requirements.

The vast majority of leases require that at the end of the term the building/space is returned back to a condition where it can be immediately marketed or as it was when first occupied. This may include but not be limited to the removal of any alterations made in terms of internal layout, removal of signage and lighting, removing data cabling, air conditioning units and other improvements. In certain cases there is room to negotiate if the landlord agrees alterations are an improvement.

You will normally be responsible for the putting right of any inherent building defects, which arise during the lease period. You will usually find that all repairs are included in the end of terminal dilapidations, such as plaster repairs, joinery repairs, suspended ceiling tile repairs, electrical test certificates and bringing the electrics up to current regulations.

It may also include floor replacement (sulphate attack), damp repairs, rainwater good repairs and even full roof recovering. In most cases carpets are renewed throughout.