This project was one where we were instructed late in the tenancy to provide strategic advice and reduce where possible the tenants liabilities under the claim.
An initial claim served as a terminal claim ahead of the end of the lease, which was reduced by undertaking some limited works. The works we undertook helped in Reducing the amount claimed in the landlord’s final schedule following the end of the lease. We subsequently further reduced the claim by demonstrating the landlords overstated interpretation of the former tenants liabilities and repairing obligations, and the consequential costs.
Final settlement was achieved at 21% of the original claim value following uncontested acceptance of a well placed formal offer that we instigated under the Civil Procedure Rules.