Please see below a few case studies related to leasehold dilapidations work we’ve undertaken for clients. Please do look at our leasehold dilapidations page for further details of our leasehold dilapidations support service.
Social Landlord Leaseholder Dilapidations
In 1914 a family trust created a lease of 99 years’ duration at a rent of £3 for a row of six tenanted cottages in Kent to provide accommodation under the Housing of the Working Classes Acts 1890-1909 – i.e. social housing.
Over the years the lease was assigned several... Read more
Ashford Business Park
Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors, acting for the tenant of an Ashford, Kent warehouse unit, were asked to advise on the contemplated assignment of the lease.
Naturally, the firm considering taking the assignment wanted to know the financial costs of the dilapidations liability that they would... Read more
Major Food Retailer Vacating a Shop - Longfield, Kent
This is a typical dilapidations case in a small Kent town.
Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors represented the landlord, a small investment fund, with a commercial lease to a major High Street food retailer. Although a modern brick building it was being vacated in a neglected and unrepaired... Read more
Former Job Centre Plus - Kent
This High Street Victorian property in Kent had been extended in modern times to provide additional open plan office accommodation and fitted out specifically for the use of the tenant, the DHSS as a Job Centre Plus and associated offices.
Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors acted for the landlord... Read more
16 Industrial Units, Gillingham, Kent
Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors was asked to represent the landlord of a 1970s industrial estate of 16 units in Gillingham, Kent.
All the leases were coming to an end and the estate had a motley collection of tenants, some being in occupation under official sub-leases or sub-underleases and others... Read more
End of Lease, Retail Shop – High Street, Gravesend, Kent
This case involves a shop in Gravesend, Kent, being a three storey building of 1970s construction. Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors acted for the landlord with a lease to a major national charity who had, in turn, sub-let to a shoe retailer.
This small building had fallen into significant... Read more
6 Figure Settlement – Ashford Offices, Kent
This modern but dated three storey office block in Ashford had been vacated by a public sector client who had made extensive internal alterations and subjected the property to very considerable wear and tear. A detailed survey resulted in a comprehensive Schedule of Dilapidations running to hundreds of... Read more
Vacated Christmas Eve, Midnight – North London Mixed Use
This is a case where Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors advised the client, a major Further Education College, on entry to and exit from the building at the end of the lease. Before the start of the lease extensive fit out works were undertaken by the landlord for the prospective tenant. Some years later, on operation... Read more
Repairs Started the Day After Keys Returned – Cambridge Retail / Office
This case involves a Cambridge City centre commercial property where Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors were instructed by the landlord. The tenant, a major clearing bank had vacated two years earlier. The property had effectively been abandoned although the keys had not been returned and the lease was continuing.... Read more
Property Swap – West Country Industrial Units
In this case our client, an industrial occupier with multiple premises across the country, wished to vacate one unit and move into another in the same locality. They were naturally anxious to minimize their dilapidations liability on the property being vacated and to protect themselves against future... Read more
60% Saving - Provincial Offices, East Sussex
Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors were appointed by the tenant of this small provincial secondary office where a Schedule of Dilapidations totaling £12,500 had been served by the landlord. If successful, this would have resulted in a claim in the region of £16,000. Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors made a... Read more
Vacated at Lowest Possible Cost - South London Industrial Units
The occupier of these two London industrial units which were originally leased to a government funded body had made extensive alterations over the years and were approaching the end of their lease. Finding the premises a little too large and no longer ideally suiting them, they had the opportunity to... Read more
Settled at 50% of the Claim – West London Offices
Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors were appointed by an education provider who had vacated two floors in this West London office building. A near six figure claim was put forward by the landlord based mainly on suspended ceilings, scruffy condition of the carpets, internal decorations and the need to strip out... Read more