Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, Val O’Brien & Associates can provide expert advice on all aspects of repair and maintenance obligations for both landlords and tenants. The preparation of a Schedule of Dilapidations is necessary under many landlord and tenant relationships. The Lease, which is the formal contract between both parties, would normally include a Repairing Covenant or clause, which would oblige the tenant to maintain the building or part of the building to a certain standard. This repairing obligation may extend to both the interior and exterior or be limited to internal repair only.
Our experiences in this field allow us to act on behalf of both landlords and tenants. In preparing a Schedule of Dilapidations for a landlord an inspection is necessary to ensure that the tenant is properly maintaining the building. The inspection will highlight any deterioration in the building and the repairing obligations of the tenant. Our services on behalf of a landlord can extend to ensuring that all repair works are carried out to satisfactory standard or alternatively we can cost the repair items identified in the schedule and negotiate a financial settlement in the event that the landlord undertakes to carryout repairs for themselves.
Our experience in this area also enables us to act and negotiate on behalf of tenants. We can ensure that the repairing obligations imposed by the landlord are fair under the terms of the Lease and that the tenant is not liable to any adverse costs.
What we need:
- Copy of relevant Lease(s)
- Copy of Consents/Licenses issued by the Landlord during the term
- Copy of any ingoing Schedule of Condition (if relevant)
- Any other relevant information pertaining to the building/Lease agreement