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Dilapidations and landlord reinstatement services

11th September 2023   |   Jamie Barrett   |   Reading Time: 3 minutes

If you’re a commercial landlord or agent whose tenant has moved out, you will often need a contractor to complete dilapidations and landlord reinstatement and refurbishment.

Choosing a contractor with the necessary skills and experience to assess and complete the required work quickly and cost-effectively is essential. 

Evolution5’s contracting team offers superior dilapidations and landlord reinstatement services designed to prepare your property for the next tenant with minimum delay, reducing lost rental income. 

What are dilapidations and landlord reinstatement services?

Dilapidations refer to the breaches of lease covenants relating to the condition of a property during or at the end of a tenancy. Essentially, they represent the essential repairs and restorations needed to bring a property back to its agreed-upon state as specified in the lease agreement.

Landlord Reinstatement restores the commercial premises to its original state. These works often involve stripping out alterations and additions made by the tenant during the lease period and reinstating original fixtures and fittings.

Assessing the required works

Before embarking on any dilapidations or landlord reinstatement project, a comprehensive assessment (dilapidation survey) is required to identify the scope and specifics of the work required. 

Evolution5’s experienced construction professionals can conduct a meticulous on-site dilapidation survey – engaging specialist surveyors if appropriate. We evaluate the property’s condition, noting any deviations from the original state as specified in the lease agreement. This thorough review also covers all alterations and installations during the tenant’s occupancy. 

Based on the dilapidation survey, you receive a detailed plan of work and a cost estimate. 

How are costs calculated?

Determining the cost of dilapidations and landlord reinstatement can be complex. 

Evolution5 routinely uses an “open book” approach to estimating costs. This method means you can quickly identify how the project sum has been calculated and how to make adjustments to reduce or redistribute costs if necessary. 

This transparent approach ensures that you are well-informed throughout the process, setting the stage for a project that runs smoothly, on time, and within budget.

Here are examples of factors that influence the overall costs:

  1. Extent of Damage or Alterations: The more extensive the damage or alterations, the higher the repairs and restoration costs.
  2. Material Costs: Your specified quality of materials will inevitably impact overall costs. When considering overall cost versus quality, our team can advise on the likely impact of cutting costs by reducing quality in different areas of the project.
  3. Labour Costs: Skilled labour is essential for a good quality finished project. Our contracting team and approved sub-contractors are selected for their skills and experience. 
  4. Project Duration: If you require an accelerated project timeline, you may incur additional costs, while a more extended timeline may enable cost-saving measures.
  5. Specialist Requirements: If the project requires unique permissions, licences, or specialist work, these will add to the overall cost.

Why choose Evolution5 for your dilapidations and landlord reinstatement services?

Our track record in delivering construction projects across various sectors and project sizes means that Evolution5 is the perfect strategic partner for your dilapidations and landlord reinstatement projects.

We understand the importance of time in commercial settings. Our teams work diligently to meet project deadlines, ensuring minimal disruption to your operations.

No two projects are the same. As a business, we are big enough to deliver exceptional projects rooted in a quality relationship with you – the client – whilst being small enough to care about the outcome. We tailor our services to align with your specific requirements, ensuring you receive a solution that’s just right for you.

Working with Evolution5 contractors

For dilapidations and landlord reinstatement services that will exceed your expectations, choose Evolution5. Our highly skilled teams are ready to assist you, providing a seamless, stress-free experience from start to finish.

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To discuss your project and specific requirements, arrange a no-obligation consultation with one of the team today by calling 023 8040 5073 or using the button below to submit an enquiry.