POSTED 28 September 2020
Under the obligations of a commercial property lease, tenants are usually obliged to maintain their premises to a good state of repair.
There are often occasions when these obligations are not met, particularly at the end of a lease. This is particularly prevalent within industrial assets, with significant tenant alterations, disrepair and redecoration required from the operational activity. In this scenario, the Landlord is entitled to complete any necessary repair works themselves and issue the tenant with a claim for damages. There are however certain protocols that must be observed to act lawfully. The Landlord must be able to prove the following criteria:
Meeting these criteria ensures that a claim is less likely to be open to lengthy negotiations by the tenant and claims are more likely to be settled in a time and cost efficient manner, enabling the remediation and release of the property for re-let. For further advice on Landlord dilapidations matters, please contact Richard Estrop, London Office, email@example.comBack to listing