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Written notice is required for re-instatement

Written notice is required for re-instatement

The Landlord served a Schedule of Dilapidations after the end of the sub-lease and the sub-tenant argued that it did not need to comply.

Batley were tenants and North Lanarkshire Council were sub-tenants of a premises in Cumbernauld, Scotland.


The RICS has issued a further guide to Lease-End dilapidations

The RICS has just issued a further guide to Lease-End dilapidations

The guide deals only with breaches by the tenant and the landlord's subsequent remedies towards the end of the lease term; sometimes known as 'terminal dilapidations". The guide does not deal specifically with leases which end because of the exercising of a break clause. It relates to the law and procedure in England and Wales; other parts of the British Isles have their own law and processes which can differ from those detailed. For download Click Here


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..."