An end of term dilapidations claim from a landlord is always a shock to the recipient tenant. A tenant’s reluctance to carry out work can land them not only with the cost of the works, but also continued rental liability.
Dixon Wright have specialized for many years in dilapidations claims for landlords and tenants, to the extent that we advise clients on dilapidations issues when drafting, agreeing or signing leases.
The courts are there to protect both sides in the event of dispute and our experience in this field usually allows us to achieve negotiated settlements to the mutual satisfaction of both parties.
So in short, we specialize in substantiating claims for landlords and minimizing payments or the cost of the works for tenants. We can also specify the works and administer the building contract where tenants want to complete the agreed works themselves.
Whichever side we are acting for, we always push for getting the "best result" out of any dilapidations negotiations.