SCHEDULES OF DILAPIDATION

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, we can provide expert advice on all aspects of repairs and maintenance obligations for both landlords and tenants. From time to time Schedules of Dilapidations are required in any letting scenario. The lease, which sets out the formal terms of contract between both parties, generally includes a Repairing Covenant Clause. This places an obligation on the tenant to maintain the building or that portion of the building under the tenantís occupation in good condition. This repairing obligation can extend to the exterior of the building or be limited to internal repair only.

Our experience in this area allows us to act on behalf of both landlords and tenants. In preparing a Schedule of Dilapidations for the landlord, an inspection is necessary to ensure that the tenant is properly maintaining the building. The inspection will highlight any deterioration in the building and the repairing obligations of the tenant. We can also act on behalf of a landlord to ensure that all repair works are carried out or alternatively the schedule can be costed in the event that the landlord undertakes to carry out repairs. When we carry out Schedules of Dilapidations on behalf of tenants, we ensure that the repairing obligations imposed by the landlord are fair under the terms of the lease and that the tenant is not liable for any adverse costs.