Repairing clauses of a lease are enforced through a Schedule of Dilapidations. A Schedule of Dilapidations survey sets out items of disrepair where the tenant has failed to comply with the repairing clauses of the Lease, and also the works required to put the property back into repair.

Roger Hannah has expertise in acting on behalf of both Landlord and Tenant, providing advice on all challenging aspects of Dilapidations, including:

  • The Dilapidations Protocol.
  • Preparation of Interim and Terminal Schedules of Dilapidations. (Jervis v Harris Clause)
  • Negotiation of dilapidation settlements, for both Landlords and Tenants.
  • Dilapidation Assessments for both Landlords and Tenants which can be used as a means of negotiation, applying for tax relief or for future business planning purposes such as determining whether to activate a break clause in a lease, etc.

What Our Clients Say

I would like to say thank you to Roger Hannah and in particular to Neil O'Brien for the help he gave to our charity in reducing our dilapidation costs for our previous office by more than half. He was very professional and easy to work with and explained everything in layman's terms.

Carers Trust Scotland
Karen Maloney - Office Manager

Always a pleasure working with Neil and Steve. Fantastic company to deal with. Fully recommend!

Samuel Kaye

I requested Roger Hannah to do a dilapidations and measured survey of a large commercial building in Greater Manchester. I am very happy with their service. I originally had difficulty getting a surveyor to do this work and just googled Roger Hannah. I will stick with Roger Hannah for the remainder of my work on this building. Service was excellent, product was very good, they did what they said they would do and when they would do it. No complaints. I thought pricing was also reasonable and I paid same day as received the invoice.

Travel Joy Hostels
Senan Sexton - Director

We work hand in hand with our Lease Advisory specialists who are regularly instructed on behalf of landlord and tenants for Dilapidations advice regarding their leases contractual obligations.

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