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dilapidations consultancy

Wherever there is a lease there are dilapidations obligations. We have considerable experience in assessing and advising on potential liabilities, developing strategies to suit our clients’ commercial objectives, preparing and responding to schedules and claims, and avoiding or settling claims through commercial negotiations or more formalised processes.

We often devise and manage lease compliance projects to mitigate our clients’ costs or losses and avoid or underpin claims. 

  • lease end dilapidations

    Invariably, there is a gap (sometimes a gulf) between the parties’ positions towards the end of a lease term - a landlord’s objective will be...

  • liability, break & exit advice

    We regularly advise on the management of potential liabilities well in advance of lease expiry and help our clients manage lease exits smoothly within a...

  • repairs notices & interim claims

    The rights, obligations and processes involved in managing the physical condition of properties during leases are not always fully understood or utilised....

  • schedule of condition

    Usually prepared in the context of a lease or neighbouring construction project, a schedule of condition will seek to record a property’s condition...

  • service charge issues

    Leases commonly provide for both obligations and rights in the provision of operational standards and the maintenance of common areas and services. Landlords...

  • compliance projects

    We regularly devise and implement works to protect our clients’ commercial positions, in a way that stands the test of scrutiny. We can advise on...

  • dispute avoidance & resolution

    Occasionally, issues arise with building projects, dilapidations claims, service charge or neighbourly matters  - negotiations can stall or be abandoned...