M&E Dilapidations Consultancy
Dilapidations claims refer to breaches of lease covenants relating to the condition of a property either during the term of tenancy or at the end of a lease. Mechanical and electrical services (M&E) dilapidations claims typically include repairing building services systems and reinstating changes, modifications or supplementation of the landlord’s plant and equipment, or removal of the tenant’s equipment.
We’re here to simplify a complex process. Our experts will work with your legal team and appointed building surveyor to understand lease obligations and identify a strategy for repair and reinstatement.
Determine a dilapidations claim on M&E services
Building services can form a significant proportion of dilapidations claims. They are more complex, have shorter lifespans and greater scope for disruption compared with building fabric. Our specialist engineers work alongside building surveyors to provide an accurate set of dilapidations obligations complete with costs.
TFT specialist engineers are deeply knowledgeable about the design, installation, operation and maintenance of building services. This understanding is crucial to a realistic analysis of condition and repair at the end of a lease.
Should landlords analyse M&E systems before the start of a lease?
Claims are usually made at or near the end of a lease but considering dilapidations before an agreement can reduce the risk of delays and disputes. This step can mitigate time cost of works carried out, loss of rental income and can clarify lease obligations during occupation.
TFT’s specialists include CIBSE accredited engineers who are active thought leaders in their fields, contributing CPD seminars and technical papers to further industry knowledge and innovation.
Our senior engineers bring years of technical and management experience of commercial properties. We provide advice on design, procurement, installation, operation and maintenance of building services to buildings ranging from basic industrial units to some of the UK’s most complex and valuable buildings.
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