When taking on a commercial tenancy agreement it is common to find a dilapidations clause written into the lease. This refers to work the tenant is required to carry out (or pay to have carried out) at the end of their tenancy. At PSC Flooring, due to clients refurbishments, we are familiar with the dilapidation clause. However, other work needed may include any or all the following:
- Repairing the property
- Decorating the property
- Doing work to ensure the property complies with legislation.
- Reinstating the property to the way it was before the tenant carried out any alterations to it. This is even if the landlord approved the alterations.
When taking on a commercial lease, it is unlikely to think about moving out of the property and what that entails. However, when the time comes, it is necessary to carry out the work under the dilapidations clause in your tenancy agreement. Tenants should be aware that they could find themselves liable for pre-existing conditions. So, these need to be identified and recorded in the lease at the start of the tenancy. Therefore, it is always recommended to get a building survey. Or a Schedule of Condition agreed with the landlord before signing the lease.
Interspace Limited – Engineering and Manufacturing Flooring
At PSC Flooring we have quite a few clients enquiring about dilapidation flooring refurbishment. For instance, recently PSC Flooring were called to look at refurbishing a floor surface as part of the end of tenancy dilapidation clause. This was at a 1080 square metre unit in Barking. For a Commercial Interiors Specialist: Interspace Ltd. They were carrying out several dilapidation repairs / improvements on behalf of the landlord. Therefore, they were looking for a new flooring system perfect for light industrial use. Consequently, looking at the floor, it was recommended to install an epoxy resin two coat flooring system.
The floor surface had two separate areas totalling 67 square metres in carpet tile adhesive. To remove this, it required us using a handheld diamond grinding machine. After that, the whole area was given a light to medium shot blast. This was via the totally enclosed ride on shot blasting preparation system. Then, the edges were then prepared by diamond grinding.
Once all the residues and dust were vacuumed clean, localised repairs were made. This was done using epoxy mortar compound and epoxy resin screed. Furthermore, once complete the two coat Resdev Pumatect, high build epoxy resin flooring system was laid in the clients chosen mid grey Ral 7046 gloss.
Dilapidations Flooring Work Was Transformed in just 3 days
The work was completed in just 3 working days. It completely transforming the unit and was ready for the new tenant to move in.
Mr Nigel Ison of Interspace Ltd commented: “Just the job! PSC Flooring have done exactly what this project needed within a 3 day turn around. The unit is now light, bright, easy to clean and multi-functional for light industrial use.”