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Dilapidations Protocol one year on: widespread use but still dividing the experts

Dilapidations Protocol one year on: widespread use but still dividing the experts

The much awaited debate organised by the Property Litigation Association (PLA) to mark almost one year since the Dilapidations Protocol was formally adopted into the Civil Procedure Rules was held on 23rd October. Its adoption followed 10 years of effort by the PLA with the endorsement and cooperation of the RICS and the Property Bar.


Dilapidations Cost Less With Dilaps UK

Dilapidations Cost Less With Dilaps UK

Dilaps UK Continue to Achieve Substantial Savings for Tenants

Corporate Occupiers will sooner or later face a Dilapidations Claim - let Dilaps UK handle this for you: Our Track Record Speaks "Savings"


What are dilapidations - a quick Q&A summary

What are dilapidations - A Quick Q&A summary

Dilapidations are the repairing obligations which a tenant is liable for under the terms of their lease.

Q. What can a tenant do to safeguard against a dilapidations charge?

A When taking the lease, a tenant should agree a "Schedule of Condition" where the landlord agrees that the premises need not be in a better state at the termination of the lease.


Dilaps UK take part in Dilapidations Webinar to 1,000 attendees

Dilaps UK take part in Dilapidations Webinar to 1,000 attendees

In conjunction with Lexis Nexis, Dilaps UK hosted a Webinar on the topic of Dilapidations.

Dilaps UK spoke to the audience comprising 1,000 on line subscribers from a variety of Law firms, professional organisations and Property Teams on the following topics:


Lande interview with Estates Gazette

Lande interview with Estates Gazette

Paul Lande, Managing Director of Dilaps UK explains to Estates Gazette the processes involved in lease end Dilapidations.


Lorenz airs his views on compliance with the Protocol

Lorenz airs his views on compliance with the Protocol

Estates Gazette - 9th June 2012; Lorenz says:

"In short, each party is meant to be truthful about their intentions..."


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.


Property Week Occupier Satisfaction Survey

Property Week Occupier Satisfaction Survey

It was interesting to read in Property Week (16th September 2011) how most tenants were not satisfied with the handling of their dilapidations claims - we are aware of this issue at Dilaps UK which is why we treat this extremely seriously when handling any dilapidations claims and give all of our clients an extremely professional service


Dilaps UK co-host a Dilapidations Seminar in conjunction with Property Week

Dilaps UK co-host a Dilapidations Seminar in conjunction with Property Week

Dilaps UK played host to around 100 property sector guests for a masterclass on The Business Approach to Dilapidations. The event was co-hosted with Property Week, Wilberforce Chambers and Mishcon de Reya. The subject of dilapidations is increasingly a flashpoint between landlords and tenants, and the unusual market conditions call for a new and more business-like approach. With reference to a modern case study, our panel highlighted valuable tools which enable landlords and tenants to reduce the time and costs involved in resolving these dilapidations disputes.


Dilaps UK donates the proceeds of its new dilapidations lease clause to Great Ormond Street Hospital

Dilaps UK Donates To Great Ormond Street Hospital

Following the popularity of the new Dilaps UK dilapidations lease clause and the successful downloads Paul Lande recently donated the proceeds to Great Ormond Street Hospital.  The attached photo shows Paul Lande presenting the cheque to the Children’s hospital and the funds will go towards the large scale re-development of the building.  Also available to view is the letter of thanks received from Great Ormond Street Hospital.