Dilapidations – A helpful Guide to Tenants

Don’t delay, contact your Landlord’s representative in good time

Instruct a Surveyor to assist you

Look at your Lease in detail to ensure you are aware of your repairing, redecoration and reinstatement liabilities

Ask your Landlord’s representative for approved contractors to carry out the works

Promptly contact your Landlord’s surveyor should you have any queries on the Schedule that has been served

Inform your cleaning contractors that a “deep clean” to the premises will be required once all works have been completed

Don’t forget to instruct gas, electric and asbestos surveyors to supply you with relevant certifications

Allow plenty of time for the works to be carried out before your Lease expires

Talk to your Surveyor if you are unsure of your Lease obligations

Inform all relevant utility companies of your final day

Open dialog between all parties will maximise the chances of a hassle free process

Note the improvements you have made and discuss with your Landlord’s representative

Surveyors are there to help. Ask for their guidance. They will be happy to help


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