Dilapidations is a fundamental element of the commercial tenancy process and it is essential that both owners and occupiers are aware of their obligations throughout the lease cycle, to ensure buildings are maintained and to limit the chances of a dispute arising at the end of a term.
We have gained extensive experience acting for both landlord and tenant for a diverse range of stakeholders, from small independent business owners to blue chip asset management firms with claims ranging from £10,000 to £5,000,000. We also have experience working with industry leading Section 18 valuation experts, to both avoid and resolve the deadlock that can often occur under the arguments of diminution of value and supersession.
There are many factors which can affect dilapidations that may have a significant impact on the respective party’s liability or recoverability, such as it now being unlawful for landlords to let a property with an F or G EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating without undertaking improvement works. We work through such complex issues to deliver clear advice and strategy at an early stage, and proactively seek resolution of the claim.
Our holistic approach to dilapidations, gained through our commercial experience across the core services, ensures that we provide pragmatic and commercially minded advice to landlords and tenants of all sizes.