Dilapidations claims are claims by a landlord which relate to the condition of the premises at the end of a lease and whether the tenant has complied with their obligations. Commercial leases contain clauses that govern the tenant’s obligations regarding the condition of the premises and their state of repair.
These claims can be brought both during and at the end of the term of the lease. The former is known as an ‘interim’ dilapidations claim and the latter is a ‘terminal’ dilapidations claim (the latter is the most common).
Experienced specialists in all areas of commercial property litigation, GA Solicitors advises landlords and tenants on both interim and terminal dilapidations claims, and at all stages of the process.
As solicitors our involvement often begins with the service of the schedule of dilapidations (either during or at the end of the lease) and continues through any negotiations between the parties’ surveyors and solicitors.
In the event that a settlement cannot be concluded, GA Solicitors’ property litigation team will actively manage any court proceedings and ensure you are in the best possible position to secure the most desirable outcome. This could be through ‘specific performance’ (a court order requiring a specific act) and/or any required damages in compensation.