Experienced Schedule of Dilapidations Surveyors

Schedule of Dilapidations Surveyors - Featured ImageTim Greenwood and Associates act for landlords in the preparation of Terminal Schedules of Dilapidations, including the Statement of Claim, across the South East of England. Where required and necessary we can also engage third party specialists, including mechanical, electrical, structural and environmental engineers to ensure that any schedule prepared is comprehensive and detailed, setting out in full the scope of any claim against lessees. We can negotiate and settle claims with tenants and work closely with our clients’ lawyers where required.

Acting for lessees we can provide advice during the term of the lease to enable accurate provisions to be made for future dilapidations liabilities or advice and guide tenants in responding to a notice or claim from a landlord, during the lease term or on expiry. Tim Greenwood and Associates can assist in assessing whether or not lessees’ alterations qualify for compensation in mitigation of any claim from the landlord.

We can also handle the issue of repair notices to lessees, requiring the remedy of building faults during the life of the lease.

What is a Schedule of Dilapidations?

A Schedule of Dilapidations, also known as a Dilapidation Report or a Dilapidation Survey, is a document designed to set out a tenant’s lease liabilities with regards to the physical state of their property. A Schedule of Dilapidations can be issued following the termination of a lease or towards the end of a lease. This report includes details of elements that have fallen into disrepair, in addition to an estimation of the costs needed to make any necessary repairs.

The purpose of a Dilapidation Survey is to provide information to both the landlord and tenant in making sure that the property is restored to the condition in which it was first let. It is in the landlord’s best interests to ensure that tenants maintain the property in line with the lease covenants and in instances where this is not the case, a Schedule of Dilapidations and Dilapidations Checklist may be drawn up. Likewise, a tenant will always want to vacate the property in question without incurring dilapidations costs. By conducting the required maintenance throughout the tenancy, tenants can, on occasion, avoid a Dilapidations Report.

All Dilapidations Surveys must be served in good time before the lease end, as failure to serve it prior to lease end could potentially invalidate that claim. There have been disputes between landlords and tenants following a lease end regarding a Schedule of Dilapidations, which can be costly, and as an experienced team of dilapidation surveyors, we can provide expert assistance to help avoid such cases.

Professional Surveying Services in Sussex, Surrey and London

Tim Greenwood and Associates provide expert advice services as experienced providers of Schedule of Dilapidations in Crawley and throughout Sussex, Surrey and London including Horley, Redhill, Dorking, Guildford, Horsham, East Grinstead, Reigate, Epsom, Woking and further afield. For more information on the range of surveying services provided by our professional team, please get in touch today. Call us on 01737 829070 or fill out the form to the right of this page and we will get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

About Our Company

Tim Greenwood and Associates was formed in 2012, with a team of professional chartered building surveyors specialising in a number of different services. We focus on ensuring clients have all the relevant information they need, whether looking at a property for purchase, applying for planning permission or requesting project management assistance. Tim Greenwood and Associates use specific experience in the commercial and residential property markets to provide excellent services to our clients.

Additional Services

Bank Project MonitoringIn addition to the dilapidation reports we provide, we also offer a number of other surveying services, including:

Commercial Building SurveysDetailed reports conducted on the structure and condition of a property in question. When acquiring a building, it is essential that you become responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the building in question. Concise reports allow property owners to conduct necessary repairs.

Expert Witness ReportsAdvice is provided on a wide range of property matters, including service charge dispute, professional negligence and building pathology. With a team of professional surveyors, Tim Greenwood & Associates are able to offer expert assistance.

Planning Applications – When constructing or building onto an existing property, the proper planning permissions must be obtained from your local governing body. Tim Greenwood & Associates offer professional advice on the steps taken when submitting planning applications.

Project ManagementOur experienced project managers are able to provide advice and assistance on a range of construction matters. Project Management services include party wall matters, feasibility studies, Healthy & Safety Coordination and more.