The Dilapidations Protocol & the importance of a Diminution Valuation in dilapidations negotiations
Paragraph 9.4 of the Dilapidations Protocol (the Protocol) could not be clearer:
“…in a case where the landlord has not carried out all the works specified in the schedule…it should provide a formal diminution valuation (DV)…”
Making a dilapidations claim - practical tips for landlords
Commercial landlords can make a dilapidations claim against their tenant if they feel they have broken their lease agreement and left a property in a bad condition.
The strength of any dilapidations claim depends on demonstrating the property’s state at the date of lease expiry/break.
Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill - What Does it Mean?
The Government’s announcement that Local Authorities are to be empowered to force Landlords to let empty shops (by Compulsory Rental Auctions) probably creates more problems than solutions for both owners and recently departed Tenants alike - especially for dilapidations claims.
How to minimise dilapidations payments for commercial tenants
Commercial property leases will normally include clauses for a tenant to redecorate, repair and leave a property in a certain condition when they vacate at the end of a lease term. If this has not or considered to have not been met, then the landlord will usually make a dilapidations claim.