Clients leased a building in central Manchester the term of which had approximately 10 years unexpired. As well as seeking to fulfil their responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act and Fire Regulations, clients were concerned to comply with their repairing covenant and not to leave themselves open to a claim from the landlord for dilapidations.
An initial Statement of Condition was prepared which included an analysis of the repairing covenants in the lease.
Improvements and repairs were specified and building firms identified who the client wanted to ask to tender for the work.
The builder was appointed and a programme of works drawn up.
The premises were quite large extending to five floors and accordingly the project budget was in excess of £200,000.
Stage payments were approved by us for the client to make to the contractor as specific progress “milestones” were met.
By the time the works were completed, on time an on budget, the interior had been redecorated, re-carpeted & new suspended ceilings, and the exterior had been redecorated and re-pointed.
Immediately after completion of the works clients sold their business as a going concern.
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