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.