Most terms of a commercial lease require the tenant to keep the property well maintained and get repairs performed when needed. If the property is not kept to a certain standard, the landlord may be able to claim for dilapidations. This will mean that the tenant either has to pay for any repair work or will have to fix any damage themselves.
If you are a landlord and you want to know more about making a claim, contact our commercial lease dilapidations solicitors in Benfleet today. We can give you expert advice and guide you through the process, helping you to create a terminal schedule of works to be done. We can also review the terms of a commercial lease before it is signed.
If you are a tenant and you have been affected by a dilapidations claim which you feel the cost is too high or items are being claimed for that you disagree with, we can also help you to contest the claim. We will guide you through the protocol that is in place for these types of claims and ensure that you have the right team on your side to contest what can often be expensive proceedings.
We will work alongside a highly recommended dilapidations surveyor, who we can refer you to, in order to assess dilapidations and claims thoroughly to make sure that you get a fair result no matter whether you are a tenant or a landlord.
It is also worthwhile to get an expert assessment of the current state of the property before a commercial lease is signed, ensuring the condition matches the description. A Schedule of Condition will document the building’s state and negate legal claims for repairs that existed before the lease was signed.
It is important to get a clear understanding of what is and isn’t included in the terms of a lease. Our expert commercial lease dilapidations solicitors in Benfleet can provide you with specialist legal advice, as well as covering all aspects of lease negotiations, whether you are a tenant or landlord.
We will ensure that you are provided with an early indication as to the level of your potential liability and to ensure that sensible negotiations can take place with your opponent to get a sensible result allowing all parties to move on.
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