Most commercial leases require the tenant to return its landlords property in a good state of repair when the lease comes to an end. For the landlord it is important in order to avoid a waste of time and money redecorating or carrying out structural repairs.
Where there is disagreement over the extent of the repairs or the amount claimed in order to carry them out, our team can provide guidance on the pre-action steps that have to be followed and any subsequent Court process. We have acted in dilapidations claims for both landlords and tenants. We have worked with specialist surveyors. We understand the value of alternative dispute resolution and see this as an area where mediation is particularly well suited.