Dilapidations

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.

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Advice for Tenants

The liability under the Lease usually includes an obligation to repair and decorate.

However, we identify several ways in which Tenants can minimise cost.

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

I have found Roger Hannah to be very professional and diligent in their approach to property management and building surveying. They have good people and always communicate well. Would highly recommend.

Maryland Securities Ltd
Robert Timson - Associate Director

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

Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish, I cannot recommend the team at Roger Hannah highly enough and I would like to thank in particular the Agency, Lease Advisory and Building Surveying teams for all their help in securing a fantastic deal for the Company!

Parsonage Investments
Commercial Portfolio Owner

Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish, I cannot recommend the team at Roger Hannah highly enough and I would like to thank in particular the Agency, Lease Advisory and building Surveying teams for all their help in securing a fantastic deal for the Company!

Bridge Loan
Director

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

Samuel Kaye
Commercial Property Owner

I've had a wonderful experience working with Roger Hannah! A really great team, who can't do enough to accommodate. Recommend to anyone.

Emma Pattison
Commercial Director

Having used Roger Hannah for the first time recently, we were very impressed by the speed, efficiency and value for money provided by the company. We will certainly be using them again and would recommend to others.

Bridge Loans
Director

SCHEDULES OF CONDITION

A Schedule of Condition survey is a way for Landlords and Tenants to protect themselves and their interests, by outlining and agreeing the state of a property and any potential repair work which might be needed, at the outset of a letting.

Why would I need a Schedule of Condition?

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