Dilapidations in a Nutshell for Tenants and Leaseholders

Further Key Questions About Dilapidations


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What are Dilapidations?

It is very difficult to define in a few words, basically it occurs when a Landlord and a tenant have taken out a Lease agreement and the Lease has come to an end or the tenant / business owner has decided to leave, and the Landlord requires the building to be left in a suitable condition for him to re-rent, as set out within the terms of the Lease and any Licences that have been issued.

What is a Licence?

A Licence is a formal approval by a Landlord of an alteration or addition that the tenant requires.

What sort of Surveyor?

Many Building Surveyors specialise in Dilapidations work and are the most common type of Surveyor found carrying out this discipline; in fact some practices specialise in this area.

What sort of fees should I expect?

The RICS guidance with regard to fees is that they should not be based upon a commission basis, i.e. based upon the savings obtained by the Surveyor working for the tenant or the size of the claim if working for the Landlord. Fees should be based either on an hourly rate, a day rate, or a fixed charge. Very few surveyors will work for a fixed cost due to it being very difficult to establish how much time will be taken in dealing with such a claim.

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Dilapidations for Tenants, Leaseholders and Business Owners including examples of Commercial Building Surveys and Schedules of Conditions

Dilapidations for Landlords and Investors including an example of a Scotts Schedule

Dilapidations for Surveyors

Dilapidations Quiz - for Trainee Surveyors or Qualified Surveyors

Schedules of Condition

Dilapidations are an inevitable part and cost of the use of any building because they are linked to the use and natural deterioration of the building and the need to reinstate the property at the end of the lease, including removing all of the tenant's fixtures and fittings.

Do not let the end of your Lease end your Business

If you need help and advice with regard to leases, dilapidations, schedules of condition, dilaps claims, Scotts Schedules or any other matters please call 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat.

If you would like Dilaps Help then please visit our www.DilapsHelp.com website and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com .

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