National retailer, Scotland
We were originally instructed by our client approximately 18 months out from lease end to visit the unit and provide a dilapidations assessment on the likely dilapidations liability if the client was to do nothing to the unit before lease end.
We undertook a detailed survey of the unit and provided the report accordingly.
At lease end, the landlord’s surveyor provided a terminal schedule of dilapidations which was reviewed and found to have missed a large amount of items from the claim (circa a further 50 per cent on the claim as it stood), even though they were clear in the lease and associated schedule of condition taken at lease commencement.
We advised the client accordingly, undertook light negotiations so as to not highlight the fact that a number of items had been missed and duly settled the dilapidations claim saving the client a further 11 per cent on the claim through negotiation.
- Dilapidations Assessment and Defence