Dilapidations

The law of dilapidations is becoming increasingly complex and there are many potential pitfalls and serious financial implications for both landlord and tenant alike.

Specialist surveyors at W T Gunson have years of experience in dealing with dilapidations claims for landlords and tenants. A combination of reasoned technical argument and negotiation skills ensure that we get best results for our clients. It is also worth noting that when acting for landlords, our fees can normally be recovered from the tenant as part of a justified claim.

In addition to dealing with dilapidations claims at the end of a lease, Gunsons also advise tenants on the condition of a property before entering into a lease, advise on the implications of the proposed repairing obligations and carry out a dilapidations assessment to determine the likely outlay at the end of the lease term if appropriate. Also, the preparation and negotiation of a schedule of condition at the outset of the lease is likely to limit the future repairing liabilities of the tenant.