We are one of the UK’s leading consultants in the complex world of dilapidation claims. Whether you’re a tenant or a landlord, we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure you get the outcome you need.
As our client, you are appointed a Robertson Simpson Director who personally manages the entire claims process, keeping you fully aware of the potential liability and costs of your dilapidations claim.
We believe that regular client and tenant contact is crucial and one of our great strengths is the ability to provide a personal service and expert advice when and where you need it.Read more
Dilapidations can be a contentious and complex issue for commercial property tenants and landlords. Claims are costly and often unexpected, outcomes can be severe, and in some cases, they can be equal to or greater than a Company’s profit over the duration of the lease.
If you are a landlord, a poorly executed dilapidations claim could leave a large financial gap between the settlement achieved and the cost of returning the property to a tenantable condition. This scenario could also result in the sustained depreciation of the property’s condition and consequently, its value.
As a commercial tenant, misunderstanding your dilapidations obligations can bring:
Key Questions for tenants:
Key Questions for Landlords:
Whether your answer is 'YES', 'NO' or that you simply ‘DO NOT KNOW', contacting Robertson Simpson today for free expert advice could save you time and money. We will help you understand the terms and conditions of your lease and provide essential guidance. Pro-actively working towards a dilapidation's timeline, ideally, 18 months from a possible lease termination, will ensure you do not face any sudden financial surprises.
Get it right from the beginning - Schedules of Condition
Unfortunately, we see far too many schedules that are ill-prepared by so-called experienced surveyors. That's why our experienced team of RICS Chartered Surveyors can also prepare Schedules of Condition on behalf of the landlord or tenants at the commencement of a lease.
This type of schedule provides a factual record of the condition of the property at commencement and can prove a very useful tool for tenants seeking to exclude certain elements from their repairing obligations at the start of the lease, reduce future dilapidation liabilities, or merely simplify the process of identifying a tenant’s alterations at lease expiry.
Our team will work with you to ensure that the schedule is correctly compiled so that it can be relied on at lease end.
Let's talk Dilapidations.
If you want to know more about our Dilapidations services, please call us on 0191 493 4890 (9am—5pm Mon-Fri) or complete the form below and we’ll get back to you within 24hrs.Show form