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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Get Estimates for Schedule of Dilapidations

Do you have a repairing obligation as part of your lease?  Is your landlord insisting that you carry out repairs or pay for works he is going to carry out?  A Schedule of Dilapidation is a survey carried either midway through the Lease and / or near the end of the Lease.  These are called either the interim or terminal schedule of dilapidations respectively.   Both documents highlight the terms of the Lease and indeed what repairing obligations are outstanding, and therefore would need to be completed by a certain time.  The modern style of these is to highlight the necessary Lease Clauses, repair obligations, works needed and costs involved, with a feedback column for the other side.  This is put in the form of a Scott Schedule to allow for ease of understanding over the issues.  Both Landlord and Tenant should get a property expert, normally a building surveyor, to negotiate on their behalf to make sure the repairs being requested are in line with the wording of the Lease. How much of the building is included in the repairing obligation will be defined in the Lease.  Some clauses may specify the timing of repair, for example painting the interior in set time periods.

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Filling in the form above will give you a set of contact details from Surveyors who specialize in Schedule of Conditions or Dilapidations.  You will be able to make direct contact with the experts to discuss your requirement in more detail.  By Putting in your details and the property details in the above form, will provide you with estimates and contact details of Surveyors who specialize in producing Schedule of Conditions.  At that point you can contact the expert directly to discuss your property requirements in more detail.  Before instructing a property expert to represent you or carry out work for you, please ensure that your chosen property expert has the relevant qualifications, licences, experience and insurance to provide the level of service that you require.  There is of course no obligation to use any of the property experts that you have been introduced to.

At the end of the Lease term all the clauses must be adhered to.  Before the end date it is important to identify what work needs to be done and enter into dialogue with the Landlord to come to agreement with the works that will be carried or alternatively a financial alternative.  A Chartered Surveyor will be able to assist you in both understanding the terms of the Lease, identifying any breaches in the building condition and negotiating with the other side over points of disagreement.  A dilapidation survey helps determine or limit any dilapidation claim made by the landlord.  If indeed a Schedule of Condition was agreed before the Lease was undertaken, then this as well as the wording of the Lease with regard to repairing obligation would be considered as well as any other surrounding documentation including a Licence to Alter as well as surrounding legal statutes

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All of the above information is for guidance only, it is not to be considered property advice.  Contracts entered into are between the Client and the individual member firm. acts as the introducer only.

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