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Acting for landlords or tenants, we can provide pragmatic commercial advice on how best to manage dilapidations issues, both during a lease and at lease expiry. This includes reviewing occupational leases and understanding the complexity of break options.

For the tenant, Shepherd can provide dilapidation liability assessments in order for you to create an exit strategy from your existing premises, knowing budget costs and timings to do so. Thereafter we would negotiate with the landlord, either a financial settlement or administer the works prior to lease expiry.

For the landlord, we would review the lease and supporting documentation and thereafter prepare and serve a schedule of dilapidations on the tenant and either negotiate to a financial settlement or monitor the tenant’s contractor on site.   

For bespoke and tailored strategies, our team of experienced building surveyors can assist with dilapidations across the whole range of commercial, industrial and retail properties. Our network of offices throughout Scotland ensures we have a local resource to assist you.

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