Leases for commercial properties are normally specific in relation to
the responsibility for carrying out works of repair to the buildings
which are the subject of the lease itself.
It is considered good practice when a new lease is taken out or assigned
to a new tenant to carry out a Schedule of Dilapidation. A Schedule of
Dilapidation is a detailed record of the condition of the building at a
specific date. Much of the report is photographic. This schedule is then
agreed by all parties and becomes legally binding. A good Schedule of
Dilapidations is considered essential if disputes are not to arise when
a lease comes to an end, or is the subject of an assignment to a new
Abercorn Surveyors Ltd can undertake Schedules of Dilapidation on all
types of commercial property.