Common Office Dilapidation Works
Scheduled works that are usually included within dilapidation projects are:
- To strip out anything added since the company took on the lease.
- To strip out any partition walls.
- To strip out suspended ceilings or just to install new ceiling tiles.
- To replace floor coverings.
- To strip out any additional power and data sockets cables installed.
- To strip out any additional lights installed.
- To strip out any kitchenettes installed.
- To redecorate the building.
How are dilapidation costs calculated?
Dilapidation costs are calculated based on the cost of repairs and reinstatement works that a company should have completed, plus, any loss of rent for the period then needed to carry out and complete said works.
What dilapidation keywords and technical terms are often used and how to understand them?
Many office dilapidation keywords can be used frequently, where you'll see dilapidation works content with words such as:
- Commercial reparations: repair work to reinstate a workspace
- Dilapidations works: looking at commercial tenancy agreements and deciding on what you are legally obliged to carry out as per your tenancy contract or as a landlord what you'll be expecting/negotiating with your tenants to prepare your commercial business space for the next business tenant.
- Schedule of dilapidations:
A document prepared by landlords (or their surveyor) that lists the legal reinstatement & repair compliance required along with any decorative works to the leased property that may suggest remedial works and, in some instances, can suggest estimated costs of such remedial works.
You'll also potentially discover words such as: A Scotts Schedule, a Quantified Demand, Dilapidations Protocol and Serving a Schedule of Dilapidations. We detail the meaning of them in our article here.
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