What are Dilapidations?

Dilapidations are breaches of the lease agreement regarding repair obligations. Dilapidations typically relate to the condition of a property at the end of a lease term and include any disrepair, damage, or neglect that a tenant is responsible for rectifying under the terms of their lease.  


What we do

At Kelham Concept, we assist both landlords and tenants in representing and negotiating dilapidations.

For landlords, we assess the property’s condition, compile a schedule of dilapidations (Scott schedule) detailing the required repairs that the tenant must implement, and negotiate with the tenant for a positive outcome. We ensure our client’s interests are protected and that the property is repaired to its original condition (or that the landlord is appropriately compensated for any damages).

For tenants, we review the schedule of dilapidations, advise on the validity and extent of the claims, and negotiate to minimise liabilities. When we work with tenants, we aim to achieve fair and reasonable settlements that consider all factors, such as the lease terms, the property’s condition at the beginning of the lease, and the tenant’s repairing obligations.

Throughout our dilapidation process, we strive to facilitate constructive dialogue between landlords and tenants to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes while ensuring both parties fulfil their legal and contractual obligations. 


What we offer: 

– Working on behalf of landlords or tenants to ensure quick and simple repair negotiations.  

– Fair and reasonable settlements that consider all aspects of the lease, property, and contractual obligations.  

– Confidence that your best interests are being protected at the end of your lease.  



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