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 items.
These were costed and a claim built up. Extensive negotiations including a site meeting with the tenant’s professional advisors and consideration of the VAT position resulted in a six figure settlement which was applied by the landlord to repair the building ready for re-letting. Much of the cost in this case related to reinstating the building back to its original configuration as required by the license for alterations.