Dilapidations are the process of returning a workspace to its original condition at the end of an occupant’s lease.
What are Dilapidations?
The Schedule of Dilapidations is a document listing all the “repairs required during or at the end of a tenancy or lease.” As part of a lease the tenant will usually have agreed to keep the premises in a good state of repair, so will be liable for the cost of these repairs accrued.
Typically, works involved with a Schedule of Dilapidations can be the removal of partitions and fittings installed by the tenant, strip out of network, power and IT infrastructure, remedial works, replacing finishes and decoration throughout. Tenants may elect to carry out dilapidations works themselves by appointing specialist contractors like CID or may negotiate with their Landlord who will take back the premises and arrange the repairs him/herself.
CID have successfully worked with both Tenants and Landlords in returning building to a lettable state.