If you occupy property under lease, you should be aware of the liabilities you can sign up to through the often stringent requirements of lease obligations. Many people simply sign leases without much thought, some rely heavily on their solicitor, but those in the know also appreciate the additional advice of a good building surveyor.
A building survey before signing up to a lease can avoid loss of expense at a later date and allow the deal to be tailored to what is appropriate in each case. If you are already under lease, it is not too early to budget for your potential dilapidations liabilities that all commercial landlords will pursue at lease expiry.
If facing a dilapidations claim, expert advice on liability and strategy is crucial if you are to minimise or even avoid liability. During the lease, our project services can assist in space planning and design, fitting out works, alterations and refurbishment, obtaining statutory approvals, landlords consent and repair and maintenance.
Whether you own and occupy your property or occupy under lease, awareness of your duties and responsibilities on property matters as an employer cannot be overlooked.