Usually, under the terms of a commercial lease, a building is required to be kept in a good state of repair and maintained to a certain standard. If this is not the case a landlord has the right to claim for dilapidations and the tenant will be required to either fix the repairs or pay to have any fixed.
If you’re a tenant you might feel the value of a claim is too high, or you might disagree with the scope of the work that needs carrying out. Our commercial lease dilapidations solicitors in Thorpe Bay are experts and working alongside specialist dilapidations surveyors we can help you contest a dilapidations’ claim.
Working with specialist surveyors we can also help landlords create a terminal schedule of works to be done when filing a dilapidations’ claim. We can review the terms of the lease and help negotiate the terms of a commercial lease before it is signed.
Before signing a commercial lease, it is worthwhile to get an accurate assessment of the state of the property and ensure the condition matches the description. Where a property is in need of repair the tenant may require a Schedule of Condition. This documents the building’s state of repair and can negate any legal claim for repairs that existed before the lease was signed.
It’s important to get specialist legal advice before entering into any commercial lease, as either tenant or landlord. Our commercial lease dilapidations solicitors in Thorpe Bay can help with the negotiations around terms of the lease and any disagreements that arise around the scope of the schedule.
When negotiating a lease it’s crucial to get clear terms and understand what is and isn’t included. For example, alterations to a building may or not be allowed under the terms of the lease, even if the tenant feels they are adding value. Or it may be the case that the landlord allows the changes but requests them to be put back to the original condition at the end of the lease.
Our commercial lease dilapidations solicitors in Thorpe Bay have the experience to cover all aspects of the negotiations around commercial leases.
We only work with expert surveyors, with the right experience in creating dilapidation schedules and can help landlords recover costs at the end of the process.
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