Lawrence-Vacher LLP
Chartered Surveyors
Lawrence - Vacher LLP Chartered Surveyors, Harrow Middlesex

Dilapidations cause much contention between landlords and tenants of commercial properties. Landlords seek to protect their interest and value in a property while tenants look to mitigate their expense. Often there is a fine balance between a legitimate claim and a reasonable settlement that avoids the need for confrontation and litigation.

Assessing dilapidations is a complex matter and there is considerable case law with a number of notable cases, each providing guidance on the extent to which a repair or claim may be considered to be legitimate.

The amount of damages at the end of a lease for non–compliance can be substantial and careful consideration is required in both preparing and receiving a schedule of dilapidations. Correct presentation of the schedule and understanding of the tenant’s obligations is crucial to a successful outcome.

There are many issues to consider in any claim. Lawrence–Vacher have considerable experience in both preparing and defending interim or terminal dilapidation claims and if necessary before the Courts.

Where appropriate we also prepare diminution valuations in accordance with the statutory legislation.
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Lawrence Vacher LLP Chartered Surveyors
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Lawrence Vacher LLP Chartered Surveyors