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Interim schedule of dilapidations for a landlord in Berkshire: Case Study

Brief: Our client wished to serve an interim schedule of dilapidations around a year before the expiry of a lease.

Property: Large, complex retail property in Berkshire.

Instructed by: The landlord: an international investment company.

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Project specification

  • We completed a desktop review of all the available documentation relating to the property, including the lease, a TDD report, the EPC, floor plans and the report on title. This allowed us to determine the dilapidations obligations. 
  • We discussed the landlord’s intentions for the property so that these could be accounted for.
  • We arranged access and inspected the property to assess the tenant’s repair and decoration obligations.
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  • The Interim Schedule of Dilapidations was divided into three primary sections.
    • The first dealt redecoration work; the second, reinstatement work and the third, repair work.  
  • The interim schedule was served on the tenants nearly a year before the end of their lease, allowing plenty of scope for discussions between their surveyors and ourselves.
  • This means that the works can be scheduled straight after lease-end, to minimise the amount of time that the property is empty and maximise returns for the landlord.
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