Dilapidations Consultancy

Dilapidations claims are perceived to be complicated, expensive, unfair and overly long. There was a significant change in approach following the formal adoption of the PLA pre-action protocol for Dilapidations and the updated RICS Guidance note, but there is no reason why claims should be either overly complicated or unfair.

Dilapidations Consultancy

Why HartDixon?

We settle claims efficiently and effectively, managing the dilapidations process to meet client objectives. Strategy is key to this process and early involvement is essential to secure successful exits.

Dilapidations is a niche specialism and we work to demystify the process for clients. Our team has excellent technical knowledge and an understanding of the markets in which we operate. We tailor our services to meet client drivers, with a focus on speed, effectiveness, commerciality and added value advice.

HartDixon acts for both landlords and occupiers across all sectors. We have substantial experience in preparing and resolving dilapidations claims of all sizes and benefit from a strong network of partners to supply additional expertise where required. Using best in class consultants is essential.

Our approach and process

We provide added value in all our advice by highlighting and reducing risk. This is especially important when considering interim dilapidations and break clauses. We provide a range of services and expertise, all of which can be tailored to your requirements. These include:

  • Preparation and negotiation of both terminal and interim Schedules of Dilapidations.
  • Dilapidations assessments for budgeting e.g. For FRS12/IAS 37 and development of dilapidations strategies.
  • Advice on future action in the event of continuing breaches of lease e.g. repairs notice, section 146 notice etc.
  • Procurement and implementation of dilapidations works on behalf of the tenant or landlord and monitoring roles where tenants undertake works to confirm compliance with dilapidations.
  • Specialist advice in relation to break clauses and their implications.
  • Expert witness and litigation support.

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