Find out what dilapidations are and why you need to consider them before taking out a lease.


When a tenant leaves leased premises, they must normally pay for, or deal with any defects or disrepair. These defects and disrepairs are what we mean by dilapidations.  A surveyor can help by establishing the condition of the premises and can report on what work is needed to fix the disrepair.  Before a tenant starts the lease, they should consider the cost of any dilapidations.

Our Dilapidations Forum is developing a centre of expertise for our members while our Dispute Resolution Service can help you resolve a dispute involving dilapidations.

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