If you are the landlord of a commercial property and you need commercial lease dilapidations solicitors in Rayleigh, then contact our experts today. We will work with a highly qualified dilapidations surveyor to evaluate the condition of the property and what work needs to be performed at the end of lease.
We can also help if you are a tenant and you have received a claim that you either feel the costs are too high or you disagree with the amount of work that needs to be done.
Whether tenant or landlord, it is important to seek advice from specialists before signing a commercial lease to prevent any issues later down the line.
Dilapidations refer to the condition of the property being leased, either during its occupancy or when the lease ends. Under a lease agreement, the occupier is usually required to keep the property well maintained, getting repair work performed when needed.
If the occupier does not stick to this agreement, and areas of the building become damaged (also known as dilapidated), then this can constitute a breach of the lease and the landlord will be able to serve a terminal schedule of works to be done at the end of the lease to set out the proposed costs and work needed to fix the damage.
Before a lease is signed, it is worthwhile to get a professional assessment of the condition of the property in order to make sure it matches the description. This can prevent any legal claim for repairs that existed before documents were signed.
Our highly experienced and specialist solicitors can offer legal expertiseand advice regarding dilapidations and commercial leases. We can help you to protect your rights, as well as the property that you lease.
You need experienced professionals to help deal with all aspects of negotiating a commercial lease. It’s important to get a clear understanding of the terms and what is and isn’t part of the lease and your obligations as a landlord or a tenant.
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