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Dilapidation Surveyors

Our Surveyors leave no stone unturned, we pride ourselves in our attention to detail  

Dilapidations

Over the year we’ve assisted some of the largest private landlords in the UK

What are Dilapidations?

Dilapidations are a Landlord’s claim in respect of alleged repairs and making good to their property. As per the terms of their lease, they require their tenant to address these in advance of the end of the lease term. 

Dilapidations will cover all condition changes to the property from the tenant’s start of lease, until the end of the lease.  

They can include, however are not limited to repair, decoration, reinstatement or replacement.

When is a Schedule of Dilapidations Required?

As the end of the tenant’s lease term approaches, it is normal for the landlord to take stock of the property condition in the form of a Surveyor’s Report known as a Schedule of Dilapidations. 

Once armed with this report, the landlord serves it upon their tenant, thereby ensuring the tenant has ample opportunity to address the various dilapidations prior to their departure.

Our Approach

Our robust approach to property defect detection ensures our Dilapidations Reports are comprehensive and thorough, ensuring our landlords are fully informed of the property condition post lease term.

We pride ourselves on flagging up and documenting all property condition changes, defects and elements that require making good or replacement.

This approach ensures our clients are fully aware of the condition of their property as the tenant’s end of lease term approaches.

Typical Dilapidations

In our experience, some very typical dilapidations can include:

Replacing Floor Coverings

Tenants will often replace floor coverings with a finish that is fit for their purpose, however not befitting of an end of lease condition.

Replacement of Toilets

Tenants will often neglect to keep toilets and wash rooms well maintained, often requiring significant repair, replacement or modernisation to adhere to current building regalations.

Alterations to Services

Tenants will often change or alter the services to suit their requirements. This can include additional lighting, ducting and pipework. In may cases this will need to be removed post lease term. 

Poor Maintenance

One of the most common, is a lack of general external maintenance over the term of the lease. This will need to be rectified prior to the tenant’s departure.

Dilapidations Costs

Here at Stokemont, we believe that Dilapidation costs should be transparent and clear. As a guide our prices are as below, in order to obtain a fixed cost, please get in touch with our Surveying team who will be happy to advise.

Commercial Property with 1 – 3 Floors

From £1,550 + VAT

Commercial Property with 3 + Floors

From £1,850 + VAT

Team Qualifications 

Our team of Surveyors are not only highly experienced but importantly they are also qualified.

 We’re proud to confirm our Surveyors hold membership status and accreditation to some of the world’s leading professional governing bodies including; the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), the Pyramus and Thisbe Club (P&T) and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

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