It is essential that the corporate occupier understands their obligations in this regard, as this is their liability of putting a property back into repair and potentially reinstating tenant's alterations at the termination of a tenancy/ lease. It is also important to understand the difference between dilapidations and re-instatement.
Any related obligations and associated costs can often come as a very unpleasant surprise to a tenant!!
A skilled professional is thus utilised for evaluation of issues that influence the level of dilapidations claims at lease / tenancy expiry.
Their role includes
providing initial dilapidations estimates
arranging a schedule/ survey of dilapidations
interpreting the lease in relation to dilapidations
if appropriate arranging for dilapidation works to be undertaken
advising on the implications of dilapidations legislation including section 18 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1927
advising tenants whether to carry out the works within the dilapidations schedule
advising either landlord or tenant as to the tactics / timings to employ
negotiating the dilapidations claim
advising on the Dilapidations Protocol
preparing Section 18 valuations which can have the effect of significantly reducing a tenant's dilapidations liability
Your Project manager will advise on the above issues and co-ordinate what is required as appropriate.