Anstey Horne

Dilapidations

Dilapidations report office

Dilapidations claims are an important consideration throughout the term of a lease. They become increasingly important when occupiers are reaching the end of a lease term or considering implementing a break option. 

To define dilapidations in practical terms, they represent an exit cost for a tenant at the end of their lease. The costs are to return the property to its original condition as set out in the lease, usually to its original pre-let state. A schedule of dilapidations is presented to the tenant by the landlord towards the end of the lease term, which can often come as an unwelcome surprise.

Dilapidations surveyor

Dilapidations is a common area of dispute between landlords and tenants.  Crucial to understanding the viability and validity of a claim is interpretation of the lease clauses and applying them to the leased property.   

We have a highly experienced team in this field preparing:

  • Dilapidations assessments for Financial Reporting Standard 102
  • Advising on lease obligations and lease break options
  • Strategic advice on negotiating options; timings and tactics
  • Advising whether to undertake the works or agree a financial settlement
  • Negotiating claims with landlords and tenants
  • Procurement and if appropriate managing the works
  • Advising on the application of section 18 Valuations under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927
  • Expert witness and litigation support

With our team of specialist surveyors we can provide advice and support to both landlords and tenants when faced with issues involving dilapidations, costs, valuations and legal issues around lease expiry.

We also provide specialist support as expert witnesses to property litigation lawyers.

Contact

To book a call back from a member of the Dilapidations team or for any advice on our other Building Consultancy services, please fill in our Contact Us form.

With offices in LondonBirminghamManchesterBristol Plymouth we have expert local surveyors able to provide advice on dilapidations all around the UK.

See our recent articles clarifying the VAT position on Dilapidations assessments.

For any further help or advice, please call our Enquiry Line on 020 4534 3132, or contact a member of the team direct, details below:

Theo Channer

Theo Channer

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Director

Dilapidations

Alexa Cotterell

Alexa Cotterell

BSc MRICS

Senior Director

Building Consultancy

Aaron Treliving

Aaron Treliving

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Senior Director

Building Consultancy

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