Dilapidations Northwest- Leading solicitors Weightmans tell it as it is in their Commercial Property Focus newsletter

A Poor State of Affairs

The Rise of Dilapidation Claims

Matthew Williamson says in Weightmans newsletter :

“Over the past couple of years, the number of dilapidation claims served by landlords against tenants has risen dramatically. Dilapidations are the tenant’s cost of reinstating a property back to the condition required by the lease. Claims have increased because the recession has limited the redevelopment of commercial premises; in a stronger market landlords may just demolish premises that were in a state of disrepair, now they are forced to spend money repairing and redecorating and want to claim that money back from their tenant…………..”

Matthew Williamson is an associate in the commercial property team at law firm WeightmansLLP     

Full article can be found by clicking below. All rights reserved.

Commercial Property Focus 2009


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