Why Is My House Damp? Part Two

Damp is possibly one of the most annoying issues a homeowner can face. It drives up your heating costs trying to keep it away, increases your cleaning requirements, and if left untreated it can lead to some serious health problems for everyone living in the house. In the first part of this series, we talked […]

Why Is My House Damp? Part One

If you look at any major city in the UK, a big chunk of the housing stock is going to be over 50 years old. Some might even be over 100! So, it’s not really surprising that some properties and their materials might not perform as well as originally intended. 50 years is a long […]

Why is my Landlord Claiming Dilapidations?

“The property is in better condition than when I took it on!” This is a phrase we hear all the time from commercial tenants, in disbelief that their landlord is asking them to pay money to repair or refurbish a property when they leave – especially if the property is in better condition than it […]

Should I settle a dilapidations claim quickly?

Our team of specialist dilapidations surveyors at Harrison Clarke is often asked, “How quickly can I settle my dilapidations claim?” In this article, we explore both the benefits and drawbacks of a quick settlement, as well as what is in the best interests of both a landlord and a tenant. Benefits of settling a dilapidations […]

How should a tenant prepare for a dilapidations claim?

Our specialist dilapidations surveyors at Harrison Clarke are often asked for advice on how tenants can prepare for a dilapidations claim. In this article, we look at what a dilapidations claim is, and consider options available to tenants when preparing for a claim. Dilapidations When a lease comes to an end, landlords commonly make a […]

How should a landlord prepare for a dilapidations claim?

Our experienced surveyors at Harrison Clarke are often asked for advice on how landlords can prepare for a dilapidations claim. In this article, we consider what items a landlord can use to prepare for a claim and what the best approaches are to do so. Claiming dilapidations As a landlord, you may not necessarily be […]

What can a landlord claim for under dilapidations?

Harrison Clarke are leading chartered surveyors in the Hampshire area. In this article, we will be considering what items a landlord can include in a dilapidations claim. Claiming dilapidations Commercial leases are very different to residential tenancies and typically have a number of lease clauses which relate to lease end dilapidations claims. The main difference […]

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 […]