Croft Surveyors has considerable experience advising on breaches of responsibility for repair and maintenance of buildings

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Dilapidations is the term used by solicitors and surveyors to describe the breaches of covenant and disrepair of a building for which the tenant is liable for during their tenancy and/or when their lease has ended.

Our aim for landlords and tenants is to interpret the lease requirements fairly - but the requirements vary with each lease and each building.

The right advice can make a difference of tens of thousands of pounds, and if you can contact us early (six months before the lease end is best) then this gives a tenant more opportunity to save costs and the landlord has more chance to get their building back in good repair without a prolonged dispute - we appreciate this is not always possible, however, and we can advise on strategy for landlord or tenant even after the lease end.

Our recent involvement includes claims from £5,000 to £1.5 million, acting both for Landlords and Tenants.