Dilapidations

A landlord can enforce the repairing clauses of a lease through a Schedule of Dilapidations. This is a document prepared by the landlord’s surveyor, identifying items of disrepair where the tenant has failed to comply with the repairing clauses and specifying the work necessary to bring the property back into repair.

Our professionally qualified surveyors can prepare Schedules of Dilapidations for landlords.

We also act for tenants in minimising their liabilities through negotiations. There is a limit to a landlord’s claim which should reflect the diminution in the value of the landlord’s interest and a formal valuation may be required which is known as a “section 18” valuation (section 18 Landlord & Tenant Act 1927), also carried out by KFMG.