The purpose of the Dilapidations survey is to identify alleged breaches of the terms of a lease, and to recommend remedial action. A dilapidations claim is an allegation of breach of contract and as such is actionable in law.
SW19 place a focus on understanding the client’s position, the reasons why advice is sought and the use to which that advice might be put. We also try to ascertain the relevant factual and legal background insofar as it will impact on that advice.
The situations in which SW19 Pty Ltd can be asked to act or advise are as follows:
- claims during and at the end of the term
- pre-occupation defects inspections
- forfeiture situations
- entry to repair situations
- break clause situations
- claims by tenants against landlords.
The stages of the process are detailed below
Desktop Study – Lease Terms, Conditions, Licenses
Building Inspection – Repairs, Decoration, Alterations and Reinstatement
Report – Alleged Breaches, Remedial Works, Estimated Costings
Undertake survey, estimate reinstatement / remedial works costs and project manage works on site – cost savings