Building Surveying


Dilapidations claims generally arise when a tenant breaches a repairing, reinstatement, redecoration, or statutory compliance obligation in their occupational lease.

We have amassed an enviable track record in dealing with dilapidations cases for both landlords and tenants across a variety of sectors including retail, office, industrial and logistics.

Our national dilapidations team formed of expert surveyors have decades of experience in advising clients on their respective responsibilities under a lease, assessing dilapidations liabilities, devising lease exit strategies, both preparing and defending schedules of dilapidations and ultimately maximising outcomes for our clients though strong reasoned advice and excellent negotiation skills.

Our core strengths are leading a client through every stage of the complex process, from the initial advice on dilapidations liability, preparing or reviewing a schedule of dilapidations through to the final settlement of a claim.

We have a depth of experience and expertise in the legal, technical, and commercial aspects of dilapidations ensuring our clients receive the best advice and most commercially advantageous outcomes.

Service lines provided:

  • Strategic lease advice
  • Dilapidations liability assessments
  • Lease exit strategy
  • Terminal schedules of dilapidations
  • Interim schedules of dilapidations
  • Advice on conditional breaks
  • Dilapidations disputes
  • Negotiation of financial settlements
  • Portfolio dilapidations management
  • Section 18 (1) guidance

Our dilapidations teams work closely with our contract administration team where circumstances allow strategic building work to be undertaken in advance of lease end to mitigate dilapidations liability.

Roger Watts

Roger Watts

Roger Watts

Roger Watts