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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.