Dilapidations

Expert Commercial Dilapidations Advice

At Osbornes, we have a specialist team of commercial property dispute lawyers who understand the challenges that landlords and tenants face when dealing with repair disputes at the end of a lease.

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Dilapidations Claims

This page will answer many of your questions including what tenants are responsible for repairing at lease end and what you can do if the parties cannot agree on the costs involved in a dilapidations claim. You will learn more about our property disputes team, including how our experience in this area can help you resolve your dispute without having to go to court.

Acting for clients of all sizes from small business to PLCs, we regularly advise on complex disputes surrounding dilapidations and who is responsible for repairing what at the end of a lease. Our expert solicitors are accredited members of the Property Litigation Association, a professional body that brings together proven experts in this complex area of law. We offer highly practical, specialist advice to help you settle dilapidations claims as quickly as possible and with beneficial outcomes for your business.

Proactive guidance at the end of a lease

Landlords and tenants of business premises often run into disputes relating to disrepair at the end of a lease. Disagreements arise when the parties cannot agree on what the tenant is responsible for repairing and stripping out of the premises, and who should pay the costs of such works.

While the lease contains the contractual agreement concerning the repair of the property, this is a specialist and technical area of law and the amount claimed can often exceed a year’s worth of rent. Problems can occur if the lease is ambiguous or tenants are not fully aware of the duties and obligations they are subject to.

At Osbornes, we advise landlords and tenants in taking the most appropriate course of action. As a landlord, we help to preserve the full value of your property and be compensated for losses if the tenant fails to comply with their repair obligations. As a tenant, we provide you with timely advice on your potential liabilities, as well the protections you are given by law.

For expert guidance whatever your situation, please contact our specialist team today.

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