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'Dilapidations' is the technical term for any repairs a tenant is required to carry out under the terms of the lease. Almost every business lease requires the tenant to be responsible for some repairs to the premises, and in many cases is expected to complete all repairs to the premises, both to the interior and exterior.

If you are a landlord or tenant and are concerned about a dispute regarding dilapidations, our experienced solicitors can provide help and legal advice, ensuring the matter is resolved to your satisfaction.

Dilapidations Disputes

Commercial landlords and tenants involved in disputes regarding dilapidations may need to seek legal advice in order to resolve the issue. Disputes can arise over the extent of the repairs, which are detailed in the schedule of dilapidations, or when a business owner who is selling his business and transferring the lease receives an unexpected schedule of dilapidations which must be completed before the transfer can go through.

Such disputes can hold up business deals, and therefore it is a good idea to instruct an experienced solicitor to help you resolve the issues quickly and efficiently. Our solicitors will advise you if:

  • you disagree with your landlord / tenant regarding schedule of dilapidations;
  • you receive a schedule of dilapidations you are not expecting;
  • repairs need to be carried out before a business sale and lease transfer can be completed;

Contact Business Lawyers Direct

If you are a tenant or landlord and experience an issue relating to dilapidations, speak to us before it's too late.

Call Business Lawyers Direct today on or contact us via our online enquiry formand one of our senior solicitors will be pleased to discuss your requirements.

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