All commercial leases will set out the tenant's obligations to keep the property in good repair. Dilapidation disputes usually arise at the end of a lease term and can be costly and time consuming, often ending up in court.
As a commercial tenant it is essential you understand your contractual obligations to maintain the property in a good state of repair. At the end of your lease, your landlord can claim damages against you for any incomplete dilapidation works or for the cost of reinstating you any alterations you have made to the property.
If your landlord has served you with a ‘schedule of dilapidations’, we can advise you of your obligations and may be able to challenge the costs involved. We also advise landlords wanting to bring a dilapidations claim against a tenant.
Our lawyers will help you decide on the best course of action, whether you are a landlord or a tenant and we do our best to settle cases before they come to court.
We will always provide our commercial clients with a fixed fee estimate upfront so you know what to expect, and we’ll keep you informed of any changes as your case progresses.