What is the purpose of an interim schedule of dilapidations?

Harrison Clarke are leading chartered surveyors in the Hampshire area. In this article, we look at the purpose of an interim schedule of dilapidations. Although there are many elements involved with an interim schedule of dilapidations, understanding the correct procedures to follow will ensure the right choices are made. What is an interim schedule of […]

Should I complete dilapidations work?

Dilapidated window

At Harrison Clarke, this is the question we are most commonly asked by commercial lease tenants. In this article, we will be exploring whether or not it is worthwhile completing dilapidations work at the end of your lease. https://youtu.be/rUw-eTxfOjI?si=lDtDY7KBopyFQnSJ Schedules of Dilapidations At the end of a commercial tenancy, it is common for landlords to […]

How long will a dilapidations claim take to settle?

A dilapidated room with broken window, dirty white and green walls and large hole into the next room.

Businesses hate uncertainty, and it comes as no surprise that business owners and directors want to minimise any periods of uncertainty. One area that can cause uncertainty is when a business premise’s lease comes to an end and it is time to negotiate the dilapidations claim your landlord has presented to you.  Dilapidations is a […]

Do you feel your dilapidations claim is unfair?

A hole in the wall of a dilapidated buidling.

When business owners and directors receive a claim for dilapidations damages at the end of their lease, they often feel that the landlord is treating them unfairly. If the business was not expecting to receive a Schedule of Dilapidations, the cost demand can come as quite a shock, causing it to be a very stressful […]

Dilapidations claims – why a landlord’s intentions matter

A broken window and dilapidated frame.

Dilapidations claims brought by landlords often include a request for a significant damages payment from the tenant. This claim can be dramatically reduced by an experienced surveyor who is an expert in this field, like our team of surveyors at Harrison Clarke who have an impressive track record in this area. One key consideration when […]

Schedules of Dilapidations – the different types and when they are served

A white room that is dilapidated. The floor has no carpets, doors open and ceiling dirty.

Did you know there are three different types of Schedule of Dilapidations?  There are Interim Schedules of Dilapidations, Terminal Schedules of Dilapidations and Final Schedules of Dilapidations. In this article, our expert chartered surveyors at Harrison Clarke look into the timings of when each type can be served and what the purpose is of each […]

Lease end dilapidations from a commercial tenant’s perspective

Shop window or a lease end commercial property

https://youtu.be/le8AirJI1AA As you near the end of your commercial lease, your landlord or their surveyor is likely to inspect the condition of your leased building and send you a Schedule of Dilapidations. This will detail the works required to ensure that you comply with your lease, along with cost estimates for completing the works. When […]

Lease end dilapidations from a commercial landlord’s perspective

A commercial building with large windows and blue frames.

https://youtu.be/ywk6-3sAlNQ Harrison Clarke is a leading firm of chartered surveyors in the Hampshire area. With years of day to day experience in dealing with dilapidations, and an excellent track record of successfully handling dilapidations claim negotiations for our clients, we are ideally placed to answer these common questions raised by commercial landlords. My tenant’s commercial […]

What is the purpose of dilapidations?

A dilapitdated property showing a broken boarded up window.

Harrison Clarke is a leading firm of chartered building surveyors, serving many satisfied clients in the Hampshire area.  We pride ourselves on being experts in the specialist area of dilapidations.  In this article, we explain some key facts on this topic, including useful advice and tips. What is the purpose of dilapidations? The purpose of […]

Have you received a Schedule of Dilapidations? Don’t panic!

a schedule of dilapidations posts through someone's letterbox

Schedule of Dilapidations It can be a bit of a shock to be served a Schedule of Dilapidations from your landlord, in which they may claim you owe them an eye-watering amount of money. What is a Schedule of Dilapidations? A Schedule of Dilapidations relates to claims for damages from the landlord to the tenant, […]