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RICS Guidance Note is now available

RICS Guidance Note is Now Available

Following the formal adoption of the pre-action Protocol under the Civil Procedure Rules, the RICS has issued the 6th Edition of its Guidance Note.  The Guidance note is to assist practitioners in best practice associated with Dilapidations matters. The key areas addressed are as follows:


Landlord Fails in £1.2 Million Dilapidations Claim

Landlord Fails in £1.2 Million Dilapidations Claim

A landlord left with a dilapidated property after its tenant went into liquidation has failed in a bid to recover more than £1.2 million after a High Court judge ruled that the alleged debt had not been calculated in accordance with section 18(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927.


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