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Updated: 20 June 2017

Dilapidations are designed to show both Landlord & Tenant what work is required to put a building back into a reasonable condition. Goadsby offer advice to either of the parties involved, both landlord and tenant.

In the final year of the lease a Schedule of Dilapidations should be produced by a Building Surveyor. This is designed to show both parties what works are required to put a building back into a reasonable condition.

The cost of works identified by such a schedule can be high. These are often a substantial and unpredicted expense. The requirement to hand back the building in good condition can be onerous to the Tenant. If this process is not handled in the prescribed way the cost could revert to the Landlord.

Landlords should also note that the Surveyors fees are usually recoverable from the Tenant as part of the dilapidations claim. Tenants would also be well advised to get professional help from a Building Surveyor to defend their position.

Goadsby Building Consultancy has a team of Building Surveyors who can offer advice for both the Landlord and the Tenant on Dilapidations.

For further information please contact Goadsby Building Consultancy




Adrian Gilbert , Property

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