What is Office Dilapidations? Post by Admin , Mar 07, 2017. Construction Dilapidations Office Maintenance The simple definition of dilapidations is restoring a property to its original condition once the Tenancy Agreement or Lease has come to an end. It’s a complex and specialist field and claims should be handled by experts. Many tenants go into a lease agreement without any knowledge of this clause and end up with a hefty bill at lease end. In order to avoid tenants should be aware of the following: The Tenant As a tenant, it is important to familiarise yourself with the lease terms and what the dilapidation implications for maintenance and repair are, prior to signing a lease of a property. It is crucial for tenants to obtain dilapidations advice at the pre-lease stage if the financial costs of term end disputes are to be minimised. Getting advice from a Building Surveyor can considerably assist in the new lease negotiation. Before lease end, it’s advisable to get a Dilapidation Liability Assessment (DLA) done, in order to distinguish the cost implications and perform any works while you’re still occupying the office space. Regular planned maintenance and repair during the term should help minimise lease end expenditure. How We Can Help Our team of experts can help you reduce the cost and hassle of a dilapidations claim. We’ll engage with your landlord and ensure that the schedule of works is agreed enabling work to commence. To find out more about our services, make an online enquire or call us on 0203 911 9719.