Dilapidations

We're experts in Landlord and Tenant relations, leasehold legislation and regulation. This allows us to act for and assist commercial landlords and tenants in meeting their contractual obligations in relation to dilapidation claims. We operate throughout London, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire – we can also act nationwide as required.

Experts in dilapidations

What do we do?

We assist landlords and tenants with negotiations relating to dilapidation claims. We advise on any dilapidation liability that may be applicable, supported by a property inspection and issuing a condition report or building survey.

A dilapidation claim will usually occur at the point of lease renewal or break when a landlord believes the occupier is in breach of its repairing, decoration or reinstatement obligations as set out in the tenancy agreement.

Advice for landlords and tenants of rented business space

We recommend contacting us to report on the condition of the property at the start of a lease, during, and before the renewal or expiry date is due to ensure an accurate record of the condition of the property is kept throughout the agreed term. This helps keep any repairing or dispute resolution costs to a minimum.

Acting early is key for reducing expense, liabilities and time spent resolving dilapidation matters for both landlord and tenant.

Under normal lease terms that include fully repairing and insuring covenants, a tenant has an obligation to keep the premises they occupy in a good and tenantable repair throughout the lease.

Our service includes

  • Schedules of dilapidations during or at termination of lease
  • Terminal dilapidations claims compiled
  • Schedules of Condition prepared for attachment to leases
  • Interim Schedules and Repair Notices prepared
  • Management of the completion and monitoring of dilapidations works
  • Expert Witness services when dilapidations disputes esculate
  • Section 18 valuations prepared by RICS registered valuers
  • Defence of dilapidation claims

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Our Team

Peter Ciesielski

BSc (Hons) MRICS ACIArb

Chartered Building Surveyor
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Kayleigh Hillier

BSc (Hons) MA MRICS

Chartered Building Surveyor & RICS Registered Valuer
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