Dilapidations

One of Harris Associates core services is dilapidations.  We act for commercial landlords and tenants, providing timely, appropriate and bespoke strategic dilapidations advice.

We have an in-depth understanding of dilapidations law that enables our clients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Acting For Landlords

  • Preparing, negotiating and settling interim and terminal dilapidations claims
  • Strategic advice based on landlord’s obligations and/or intentions for the property/portfolio following lease expiry
  • Expert witness role
  • Post-settlement procurement and execution of reinstatement, repair and redecoration works to prepare a building for re-letting

Acting For Tenants

  • Early exit strategy advice and negotiations with the landlord
  • Defending, negotiating and settling interim and terminal dilapidations claims
  • Expert witness role
  • Procurement and execution of agreed interim schedule repair works

Our selected dilapidations instructions include:

Furnival Street, London EC4A – A prominent office building in Holborn

  • Assessment of dilapidations liability over remaining lease term
  • Provision of technical and cost advice

Stanley House, London WC1X – Commercial office space in King’s Cross

  • Acted as Landlord’s surveyor
  • Prepared schedules for service on outgoing tenant
  • Negotiated settlement of the claim with tenant’s team
  • Arranged reinstatement, repair and redecoration works to be executed after lease expiry enabling the property to be re-let at full market rent

If you have any dilapidations matters which you require assistance with please contact either Ben Stewart or Nicola Goule.