Charge less for dilaps works

Charge less for dilaps works

Letters page of Property Week  - 14th October 2013   

Sir, Having attended the annual RICS Dilapidations Forum Conference last month, there is a great interest in the impact of the Dilapidations Protocol and whether the requirement to set out the landlord’s likely loss on the quantified demand has assisted the process in terms of producing claims that truly reflect this loss.

We have analysed our claim settlements for tenants since the protocol came into effect in 2012 and it shows that over the work that Dilaps UK has carried out throughout the UK, we have saved tenants on average 65% of the original landlord’s claim.

Perhaps this will wake up landlords and surveyors to quote more realistic figures, in keeping with the protocol.

Paul Lande, managing director, Dilaps UK