Leasehold Dilapidations Information

What are leasehold dilapidations?

In accordance with a commercial lease for a property there are covenants with which a tenant must comply during and at the end of a lease.  A landlord may well want to enforce these covenants, a tenant will have to address them to meet their obligations.

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Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors provides the following leasehold dilapidations professional services:

  • Detailed inspection of the lease to establish the liabilities arising from the lease covenants.

  • Client advice of the situation and the options available to address the matters arising that will assist you to meet your objectives.

  • Completion of a detailed survey of the premises.

  • Production of a Schedule of Dilapidations / Scott Schedule for service on the tenant.

  • Production of a response to a Schedule of Dilapidations / Scott Schedule on behalf of a tenant taking consideration of legislation and the mitigating factors.

  • Meeting and negotiation with the landlord’s / tenant’s surveyor to finalise the claim.

  • Production of a Schedule of works and obtaining competitive tenders from contractors.

  • Contract administration of the works to completion.

pre-lease professional services

  • Production of a schedule of condition to limit the tenant’s repairing liability that is appended to a lease prior to commencement.

  • Pre-lease building survey and report to establish the condition of the premises prior to lease agreement that may be used to negotiate terms or to limit liability.

No matter your situation Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors has the knowledge and experience to advise on the available strategies to meet your objectives.

Are you a landlord who intends to serve a schedule of dilapidations?

Are you a tenant who needs to respond to a schedule of dilapidations?


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We are Chartered Building Surveyors who are fully conversant with the current edition of the RICS Dilapidations Guidance Note and the pre-action protocol for claims for damages in relation to the physical state of commercial property at the termination of the tenancy (the dilapidations protocol).