dilapidation negotiations, aaas science international
Bidwells acted for the client in negotiations relating to the landlord’s dilapidations claim, prior to the expiry of their 15-year lease term at Bateman House in Cambridge.
What we did
Managed the dilapidations process on behalf of our tenant client and provided detailed strategic advice in relation to the chosen exit strategy
Undertook an early assessment of the landlord’s claim in the context of the landlord’s refurbishment works elsewhere in the same building which informed where the level of the claim should sit
Obtained contractors quotes for the works where costs were queried
Demonstrated a defence against the market rates being claimed by the landlord, in order to inform the level of the overall settlement
Bidwells’ involvement enabled the client to concentrate on running their business and organising their move into new office accommodation elsewhere in Cambridge
The items of landlord super-session within the claim were successfully proven and a 60% reduction in the landlord’s initial claim was negotiated and settled prior to the expiry of the lease
the amount the landlord's claim was reduced
"Bidwells’ advice, knowledge of the building and best strategy for the negotiations with the landlord, was spot on. A job very well done. Happy to recommend your services."
Janet Clements AAAS Science International