A commercial lease of premises agreed between two parties, the Landlord and Tenant, usually imposes certain obligations on one or the other or both parties in regard to, amongst other matters,
repairs, decorations and reinstatement during and at the end of the lease term.
The failure to discharge those obligations will often result in a claim for dilapidations and monies by way of compensation made by the Landlord. See here for general advice from the RICS http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/consumer-guides/dilapidations/
A great article by Gary O’Neill here helps explain matters: http://surveyingproperty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/commercial-leases-dilapidations.html
We are experts in matters of dilapidations claims and defence with decades of experience.
You as a Tenant can do a lot to limit your exposure to dilapidations claims by commissioning an Ingoing Tenant’s Schedule of Condition before lease signature and negotiate suitable repairs to the premises or limit your liabilities to repair and decorate to no better or worse condition.
See our blog for more advice. http://www.thepracticalsurveyor.co.uk
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