5 Tips To Prepare For Your Office Dilapidations

James Reeves

If you are coming to the end of your tenancy agreement at your current business offices, and it is your intention to relocate, office dilapidations should be a task to focus on as your moving date gets closer.

Dilapidations are something that is discussed with your landlord at the start of your tenancy agreement, but unfortunately, they can be forgotten about, or overlooked when it comes to the point of relocation.

The downside to this being that these office dilapidations can come up unexpectedly, be extremely costly, and time-consuming. This process can also be made even more difficult if you are unsure of what office dilapidations are, and what you need to do about them.

It’s important to be aware of this at the point of signing your tenancy agreement so you can be prepared well in advance to handle the costs and unexpected issues that can arise with them.

At Building Interiors, we want to make the process of completing your office dilapidations easier for you, so your office relocation can be made simpler too. In this blog, we’ll discuss what office dilapidations are, and how they re going to impact your business. As well as this, we’ll give you 5 tips on how to prepare for your pending office dilapidations right from when you move in.

What Are Office Dilapidations?

The term dilapidation refers to the state of a building that is falling into decay or disrepair, and the term is often heard in relation to rented properties.

However, the term dilapidation in relation to moving offices takes on a slightly different meaning. In this context dilapidation specifies the work and repairs tenants must make at the end of their agreement to revert the property back to its original condition.

Details regarding dilapidation obligations are usually included and agreed in the lease agreement that is signed before a tenancy begins. This clause should clearly detail exactly what is expected of the tenant and the condition the landlord wishes the property to be in at the end of tenancy.

Some landlords will work with you to agree on which dilapidations are necessary. Generally, though, this is outlined solely by your landlord in your lease agreement.

What Office Dilapidations Will I Need To Complete?

When it comes to the point of dilapidating, many office managers can be unaware of what tasks they need to undertake to get their office back to its original state.

Some of the jobs that can be included in office dilapidations are:

  • Decoration
  • Repairs
  • New Fittings
  • Flooring
  • Furniture

These are just some of the aspects of re-decorating that you could need to complete when organising your office dilapidations.

Although in some instances dilapidations can be inexpensive for you, if a substantial amount of work needs to be completed, it can become quite a costly process. Because of this, it is advised that you plan your dilapidations process well in advance of your tenancy ending, so work can begin swiftly after you have moved out.

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