The issue of dilapidations is quite often overlooked and underestimated by tenants. It relates to elements of disrepair for which the tenant is responsible that have accrued during the lease term.
In practice, the procedure is instigated through the service of a Schedule of Dilapidations upon the tenant, towards the end of the lease. The schedule’s content will include the work a tenant needs to undertake to raise the condition of the property in accordance with the lease covenants. This works will cover repair, redecoration, reinstatement and statutory compliance, with the intention of leaving the premises in a condition suitable for re-letting.
We have an association with a number of building surveyors in the region and we can arrange a survey or schedule of dilapidation on your behalf.