Our commercial property dispute Solicitors are here to assist you with a range of matters.
We can act for landlords and tenants in a variety of matters. Our team will always aim to offer commercially sound advice.
Dilapidation claims usually arise towards the end of a tenancy. If you are a landlord, you will understandably want to protect your asset, and ensure that your tenant has maintained the property to a reasonable standard, or, that they will agree to carry out necessary repairs.
Most commercial leases contain clauses to ensure that the tenant keeps the property in good repair. The tenant may also be required to redecorate and removing fittings before yielding up the property.
How can we help landlords?
Our team will work with you and industry experts to ensure that an appropriate dilapidations survey is carried out so that you as the landlord can assess the costs of any necessary repairs. Our Solicitors will then prepare the necessary letter of claim and serve this on your tenant and/or their representative to initiate the discussions needed in respect of the repairs.
How can we help tenants?
We will guide you through the dilapidations survey and letter of claim and will discuss your options with you to ensure that your position is protected in respect of any necessary repairs or compensation which may need to be paid to the landlord.
Can dilapidations claims be settled with negotiations?
In most instances, yes, and our aim is to settle the matter by way of sensible discussions to avoid unnecessary litigation. We often recommend that a site visit takes place with both parties present so that everyone can reach a prompt agreement wherever possible.