Schedule of Dilapidations

Harrison Clarke is able to offer advice on a range of dilapidations, including advising on liabilities, preparing schedules of dilapidations and negotiating financial settlements. We have a reputation for seeking the most equitable settlements for our clients, whether we are representing the landlord or the tenant.

 

Schedule of Dilapidations

Harrison Clarke is able to offer advice on a range of dilapidations, including advising on liabilities, preparing schedules of dilapidations and negotiating financial settlements. We have a reputation for seeking the most equitable settlements for our clients, whether we are representing the landlord or the tenant.

What is a Schedule of Dilapidations?

A schedule of dilapidations is a document containing relevant lease clauses, and breaches of the lease. Our surveyors will carefully assess the condition of a building or other built environment asset and compare its condition against that which the lease requires it to be kept in. necessary remedial works will be detailed and where appropriate, cost estimates will be given. This document will form the basis of either works which the tenant must complete prior to lease end, or alternatively will mark the start of negotiations to reach a financial settlement with the landlord.

It is important to note that the dilapidations process has been designed to ensure that the landlord suffers no loss from the tenant’s breaches of the lease, and does not seek to penalise tenants.

 

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Can we help you with a Schedule of Dilapidations?

Key features you should know about Schedules of Dilapidations

Whether you are a Landlord looking to protect the value of your asset, or a Tenant who has received a lease-end dilapidations claim from your Landlord, our dilapidations specialists can ensure that you are represented fairly. Dilapidations is a complex area of law and in our experience, you will always benefit from taking expert advice.

Commonly, tenants will not comply strictly with the terms of their leases. This leaves landlords in a position where they might need to complete repair works before a new tenant can move in. To protect themselves from loss, they will seek to recover the cost of remedial works from the outgoing tenant. Strategies are available to reduce loss, whether to the landlord or the tenant.

From preparation of a schedule of dilapidations, to negotiating with the other party and advising on the type of remedial works required, we are able to manage the dilapidations process to achieve the best possible outcome for our client. Our specialist dilapidations surveyors are exceptionally knowledgeable in relevant case law and assessment of loss, meaning they are able to reach favourable outcomes, whether working for the Landlord or Tenant.

Whether you are a Landlord looking to protect the value of your asset, or a Tenant who has received a lease-end dilapidations claim from your Landlord, our dilapidations specialists can ensure that you are represented fairly. Dilapidations is a complex area of law and in our experience, you will always benefit from taking expert advice.

Commonly, tenants will not comply strictly with the terms of their leases. This leaves landlords in a position where they might need to complete repair works before a new tenant can move in. To protect themselves from loss, they will seek to recover the cost of remedial works from the outgoing tenant. Strategies are available to reduce loss, whether to the landlord or the tenant.

From preparation of a schedule of dilapidations, to negotiating with the other party and advising on the type of remedial works required, we are able to manage the dilapidations process to achieve the best possible outcome for our client. Our specialist dilapidations surveyors are exceptionally knowledgeable in relevant case law and assessment of loss, meaning they are able to reach favourable outcomes, whether working for the Landlord or Tenant.

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