Schedules of Condition & Dilapidations
A Schedule of Condition may be agreed between the Landlord and Tenant at the commencement of a lease. This will usually be a document with photographic evidence of the condition of the property at the outset, which can be attached to the lease and limit the Tenant's repairing liability, depending upon the wording of the lease. Your Solicitor will advise on these matters.
You may be the Landlord of Commercial Property which you feel has been allowed to fall into disrepair.
Alternatively your Tenant may be approaching the end of the lease and you require a Schedule of Dilapidations to require the Tenant to bring the property up to a reasonable standard.
Acting for Landlords and Tenants
Surveyline Surveyors act for Landlords and Tenants and you may contact a Surveyor by Clicking Here.
CASE STUDY 1
A Solicitor was relocating and facing a rather heavy Dilapidations Bill from his Landlord in the
region of £40,000.
We inspected the Property and the Schedule and negotiated a lower specification with the
We then took over the Supervision of the works, instructing our own Contractors, and completed the Job including supervision fees at a level around £14,000.
CASE STUDY 2
A Tenant was proposing to take a Short Lease on Premises which were due to be redeveloped within two years. She was concerned about the condition and the fact that there was a full repairing obligation within
Surveyline carried out a Photographic Schedule of Condition which was attached to the Lease and when the Lease expired she had no Dilapidations Schedule to contend with.