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When a tenant moves out of a commercial property or premises, the landlord needs a dilapidation report.

The purpose of the dilapidation survey is to make sure that the landlord knows about all of the damage or dilapidations that the tenant has caused to the property while they have been renting it. Faulkners Surveyors St Albans.

Most commercial leases in England and Wales are fully repairing and insuring (FRI). The benefit of this type of lease is that it makes sure the tenant is held responsible for fixing, cleaning, and maintaining the property during their time there.

Most of the time, tenants leave damage and defects behind, which means that properties can quickly fall into disrepair.

Dilapidations are not only expensive to fix, but they are also important for making sure that the property is in good shape so that the landlord can rent it out again without any problems.

Where Can You Find Dilapidations?
Most of the time, a tenant is responsible for both the inside and outside of the property.

This could easily mean that there are problems in both parts of the property.

Dilapidations can range from small problems that are easy to fix, like peeling paint, to bigger problems, like broken roofs, gutters, or facades.

Who pays for a survey of damage?
Even though the tenant will be responsible for the reasonable costs of the surveyor’s dilapidation survey in the end, it will be the landlord who pays for the professional input of the surveyor in the beginning.

Then, that dilapidation surveyor will make a Schedule of Damages, which is also called a Schedule of Dilapidations, that is thorough and strong.

This will go through the property methodically, point by point, and list any damage or problems that the surveyor finds while looking at the property. Not only will these problems be taken into account, but advice will also be given on how they can be fixed.

At the end of the report, the costs of the different things that have been mentioned will be given.

The full report is then given to the tenant, and the landlord often asks for reimbursement for the damage or gives the tenant a fair amount of time to fix the problems before they leave.

Does the tenant have to follow the landlord’s schedule of repairs?
No, the tenant has every right to tell their own surveyor to make their own list of damages at the end of the lease.

They could also wait until the landlord’s surveyor gives theirs, which their own surveyor would then look over and check.

If you would like to talk to our team of experienced and qualified RICS building surveyors about dilapidations surveys, please feel free to contact us today. We will be more than happy to help you and give you advice.

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