Our Services: Specialist Consultancy

Our extensive experience and depth of knowledge enables us to offer our clients consulting advice in specialist areas. Our dedicated industry experts provide a range of services including CIF bid preparation, claims consultancy, dilapidations, dispute management, expert witness, party wall awards and fire insurance valuations. They are committed to delivering a bespoke and professional service on a diverse range of projects irrespective of complexity.

Dilapidations:

When renting a property the lease usually places obligations on both the Landlord and the Tenant to perform various duties, but in particular require the Tenant to keep the property in good repair, suitably decorated and to reinstate the property back to its original condition prior to any installations or alterations undertaken as part of the Tenant’s occupation.

Failure to comply with these obligations is likely to result in the Landlord making a dilapidations claim for the damages he has suffered. This claim will include the cost of repair, redecoration or any reinstatement works but also any Surveyors or Solicitors costs incurred. Subject to the timing of the service of the schedule and progress with any negotiations, it is possible that the costs could include loss of rent, rates and service charges.

Our Building Surveyors knowledge of building pathology and material performance, coupled with an ability to interpret the relevant lease clauses enables us to advise on the appropriate works required to comply with the lease obligations. This can be on behalf of the Landlord in preparing the original Schedule and Claim or alternatively defending a claim on behalf of the Tenant.

We are familiar with the current protocols concerning dilapidations and the need to seek to enable the parties to resolve their dispute without the need for litigation by the early exchange and provision of full information.