It was the end of a long lease and the property was in poor repair and the client didn’t expect that any dilapidations recovery was possible. The landlord had agreed with the new tenant an amount for the repairs and fit out, based on evidence presented as part of the new tenant’s tender process. This allowed us to begin the process to recover the cost of the dilapidation works from the original tenant. In addition, we found a major issue with the pipework serving the heating and cooling system, which required replacement due to internal corrosion which added a loss of rent element because of the length of time the repair work took.
Through negotiations and our experience of recovering dilapidations costs, we were pleased to provide the client with a settlement of £26 per sq ft.