Base Building Consultancy has vast experience in dealing with dilapidation scheduling and serving final, terminal and interim schedule of dilapidations. All dilapidation matters are dealt with under the Civil Procedure Protocols. We can act on behalf a landlord in order to prepare a dilapidations claim at the end of a lease term or alternatively help fight a dilapidations claim on behalf of a tenant.
Dilapidations – Landlord
From a Landlords perspective, Base Building Consultancy will deal with the preparation and serving of dilapidation schedule with the up most professionalism.
Lease clauses will be carefully examined and assessed prior to any inspection, and the appointed surveyor will seek to obtain all necessary information, including any licence agreements, lease plans and schedule of conditions. Your chosen legal advisor will also be consulted on if any of the repair obligation clauses are weak.
Dilapidations – Tenant
From a Tenants perspective, Base Building Consultancy will endeavour to reduce the dilapidations claim to its minimum level, in line with the new CPR rules.
We will explore any relief from the claim by way of Section 18(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927. Upon receipt of confirmed instructions, we will check whether the scope of the schedule of dilapidations is accurate, whether the standards of repair required by the schedule is justified and finally, how and when any repairs should be conducted or whether negotiation of a financial settlement in lieu of damages would be preferable.