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Schedules of Dilapidations


Most leases oblige tenants to carry out repairs to one degree or another. At the end of the lease any outstanding repairs are termed ‘dilapidations’ and may range from nothing if the building has been well maintained, to an extensive list if for example few repairs have been undertaken during the course of a long lease.

Our involvement may be acting for a landlord who wishes to pursue such repairs / related compensation, or acting on behalf of a tenant to defend an excessive claim.

The law relating to this area is fairly complicated and negotiating dilapidations claims requires expertise in the legal principles, valuation and the pricing of building works. Good negotiation strategies and experience in the tactics available are crucial in obtaining the best results for our clients.

  • We have specialist dilapidations Chartered Surveyors with considerable experience of acting for landlords and tenants. Our aim is to provide solutions which are in the best interest of our clients.

  • We prepare and serve comprehensive dilapidations schedules and tailor our services to each client’s specific requirements.

  • As experienced dilapidations negotiators we know that settling dilapidations disputes is as much about tactics in negotiation as facts.

  • We also offer strategic dilapidations advice to tenants advising them on their liability prior to the expiration of the lease term and their exit options, which in some cases involve carrying out remedial works which we can also project manage on their behalf.

  • When acting on behalf of landlords we monitor the tenant’s works to ensure the works are being carried out to an acceptable standard and that they comply with the lease covenants.

  • In cases where we achieve a cash settlement for our landlord clients we offer project management services to ensure that works are carried out to rectify the items of dilapidation.