Dilapidations the client finally understands
that they have to give the property back to
the standards set out within the Lease not
the poor standard that the property was
originally in when they took the property on
Whether you call it Dilaps or Dilapidations or whether you are a landlord or a tenant Dilapidations is not generally considered to be a good experience.
We are experienced Dilapidations Surveyors and can help you whether you are a landlord wishing to serve a Dilapidations Notice on a tenant or a tenant defending a Dilapidations served by a landlord we are happy to represent you.
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Dilapidations claims are as certain as death and taxes
A Dilapidations claim by the landlord is as certain as death and taxes although it often comes as a shock due to the tenants or lessee due to the amount of money that the claim is for and costs. Remember the rules (covenants) within the lease make you legally liable to carry out the various requirements and as such it is a semi legal process that you will be involved with if you negotiate with regard to the Dilapidations claim.
Dilapidations Notice required
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If you have a problem you need to tell the landlord verbally and in writing
Quiet enjoyment defined
This may seem a strange term but it really means that the landlord has to leave the tenant to carry out their business provided it is within the terms of the Lease.
Verbal discussions between landlord and tenant are difficult to prove
Interestingly the landlord's Surveyor used the argument that the landlord was now carrying out work although it had taken eight months!
The Dilapidations Protocol and the RICS Dilapidations Guidance Notes
The Dilapidations Protocol was brought up as the tenant's Surveyors had not responded to the Dilapidations claim. This we advised is due to what we thought was a fundamental error in the document and the wish for us to have this reviewed by the Surveyor and confirmation that they were happy with the Schedule of Dilapidations before we started to look at this claim.
We advised the landlord's Surveyor that The Dilapidations Protocol is Guidance Notes and where there are issues such as a misunderstanding with regard to a major item such as in this case then these are mitigating circumstances in our opinion.
Remember this is a landlord making a claim against our client who are a registered Charity with the Charity having to pay out for the Dilapidations claim.
There is no such thing as a free meal
We have written surveying and Dilapidations articles that may help you:
If you are at the end of a lease whether you are a landlord or a tenant and are looking to deal with the end of the lease with Dilapidations please phone us on free phone 0800 298 5424 and we will provide advice on Dilapidations.
By the way a Dilapidations looks like this:
Example of Dilapidations
Do make sure you talk to a Dilapidations Surveyor who understands your type of property. We believe that there is a difference between Surveyors that can deal with Dilapidations on warehouses/industrial buildings or retail or offices.
What do the circles and ovals mean in our Schedules of Condition?
Examples of Dilapidations
Please contact our office; we may be able to give you examples of Dilapidations cases that we have dealt with similar to yours and help you understand how to deal with your particular issue. We would be the first to admit that Dilapidations reports are not the most interesting to read but they do cost you a lot of money one way or another are are well worth doing them properly.
We hope you found the article of use and if you have any experiences that you feel should be added to this article that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have put is wrong then please do not hesitate to contact us (we are only human).
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