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Dilapidations and reinstatement

We provide advice on dilapidations at termination of the lease and on an interim basis.

We are regularly involved when a tenancy is coming to an end, usually a year before the tenancy expires. At that stage we may be asked to advise a landlord who wishes to refurbish his building in order to bring it up to modern standards. Such clients look to maximise any recovery from the tenant in order to offset against the cost of their works.

Alternatively, tenants might instruct us to assist in the mitigation of their dilapidations and reinstatement liability. We also deal with a tenant’s reinstatement obligations, decoration covenants and statutory requirements.

We work closely with surveyors on a wide range of commercial property, from large City offices to retail premises and alternative real estate.

We are experienced in advising on the limits to a landlord’s claim imposed by Section 18 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 and the costs issues arising out of case law, civil procedure and the Dilapidations Pre-Action Protocol.

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