We are able to provide on behalf of landlord’s interim and terminal schedules of dilapidations for smaller buildings; we can also act against landlords representing tenants in defending and negotiating dilapidations claims.
Photographic Schedules of Condition
We can provide Photographic Schedules of Condition for both landlords and tenants to record the condition of a property at the grant of a new lease.
We are able to organise and oversee on behalf of clients building surveys, to advise on the state of repair of a building, whether it is to be acquired leasehold or freehold. Our survey reports are bespoke to each property and if requested can include advice on specific matters, such as development or refurbishment opportunities.
The acquisition of all property, whether residential or commercial, should only be undertaken with full knowledge of its condition. This enables purchasers to be informed of the cost of any immediate, short or medium term repairs which may be necessary, or in some whether further investigation works are necessary before a full appraisal of problems can be given. With the benefit of this knowledge negotiations can be tailored to achieve the best deal for our clients.
We can offer sound advice, to either landlords or tenants, on the matter of dilapidations and service charge repairs liability. Advice can be given before, during or near the end of a lease term, to minimise liability and determine the best strategy for dealing with matters. Photographic schedules of condition can be produced where appropriate to provide a true and accurate record to the state of repair of a property.