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What are dilapidations?

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What are dilapidations?


To put dilapidations into simple terms, they represent 'exit costs' for a tenant at the end of their lease. These costs are typically attributed to putting the property back into its original, pre-let state, i.e. repairs or reinstating any cosmetic alterations. A schedule of dilapidations is presented to the tenant by the landlord which can often comes as an unwelcome surprise, and it is not uncommon for disputes to arise. As one of the UK's leading dilapidations advisory experts, Eddisons can provide specialist support to both landlords and tenants when issues surrounding dilapidations, costs, valuations and legal issues upon lease expiry. We also work with property litigation lawyers on dilapidation and expert witness cases.

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