The pre-action protocol is formally adopted

The pre-action protocol is formally adopted

The introduction of the CPR and the concept of pre-action protocols set the scene for the first edition of the Dilapidations Protocol. This first edition of the Dilapidations Protocol was introduced by the PLA in 2002 and RICS quickly endorsed it as best practice. An updated version was issued in 2006 and was replaced by a new draft in May 2008. In 2009, the protocol was passed to the CJC, which in turn recommended its adoption to the Master of the Rolls. Since 2009, the PLA and RICS have been liaising with the CJC and the Rules Committee about the precise wording of the protocol.

The protocol has now been formally adopted under the CPR and came into force on 1st January 2012.  It is a lot shorter than earlier versions and a number of changes have been made to make it easier to use and understand.

Anyone working in the dilapidations sector should familiarise themselves with the new protocol and make sure they understand the changes and their implications. Download the PDF version of the Dilapidations Protocol file here.