We were instructed to undertake a dilapidations assessment on a commercial office property occupied solely by our client, the current tenant.
We started by carrying out a detailed survey of the property, having reviewed the lease terms and reference to dilapidations responsibilities contained within it.
The previous tenant had assigned the lease to our client, so reference had to be made to all historic leasehold and legal documentation when we compiled our report, which included a detailed assessment of the cost of repairs at the end of the lease.
As part of our remit, we recommended a strategy for dealing with the dilapidations cost and how to minimise our client’s exposure at the end of the lease. We were subsequently instructed to negotiate the terminal claim with the Landlord’s surveyor.