Always check your 'End of Tenancy Agreement' before you hand your unit back to the Landlord -
This could save you thousands of pounds.
Managing Director Sportsafe UK
'Excellent job completed would highly recommend these guys for dilapidation's'
Void Supervisor P & R Installations
'Great service from KKSL at a competitive price. I will be sending plenty more work your way'
'We subcontract work out to kksl projects for void works, All work is carried out to a high standard with no complaints from our client or the occupants.
Very reliable company with our highest recommendations P&R are lucky to have these guys on board'
Managing Director HUR Health and Fitness
'Great job by Ken and KKSL Projects.excellent standard of work and project managed superbly by Ken and his team.Would recommend KKSL to anyone looking for the completion of dilapidations.'
Managing Director Driver Hire Colchester
'Great service guys, thanks for working around us and coming in to suit our business needs, Very quick and reliable service Thanks Guys'
If you are coming to the end of your tenancy and you need assistance , give KKSL a call for a free no obligation quote.
It may be a case you just require a 'Tidy up' , an 'Area of Painting' , a 'Floor Clean' or just advice on how to hand over your unit. KKSL offer a complete service from a 'Basic Paint/Clean and Tidy' through to a full Project Management service of the 'Schedhule of Works'
Dilapidations is a term which refers to the condition of a property during its occupancy or when a lease ends. It is linked to the occupier's obligations under a lease agreement to maintain and repair the premises.
Why is dilapidations important - Dilapidations claims are vitally important to any occupier because:
Cost – the cost of fulfilling repairing and other obligations can run into millions of pounds
Reputational risk – dilapidations claims can end up in court
Time – managing a claim can take up significant time and effort
Limit your options – if occupiers do not plan properly for dilapidations lease break options can be voided
Negotiating dilapidations is invariably an adversarial process so developing a strategy for a proactive approach to managing a potential claim, including opening an early dialogue with the landlord can help ensure a smooth exit at lease end.
At lease end, an occupier will need to:
Determine what repairs need completing and how these can be implemented in the lead up to exit
Understand what the landlord wants done with alterations made to the building by the occupier and whether they need to be reinstated
Check the lease to understand what needs to be redecorated and cleaned, and to what standard
Assess whether a defence exists with regard to the diminution in the value of the landlord’s reversion (Section 18 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927)
Schedules of Dilapidations are typically served by the landlord in the last six months of a lease (a ‘terminal’ Schedule of Dilapidations). These are intended to outline all the alleged breaches of the lease and stipulate the required remedies. Unless an occupier has completed the work required under their lease obligations in advance of lease end the landlord will usually issue a terminal Schedule of Dilapidations. This schedule will outline the works the landlord deems necessary and include a claim for damages (Quantified Demand).
Disputes frequently arise over whether all items identified by the landlord’s surveyor really are a breach of the tenant’s covenants and over what would be an appropriate remedy.