The material provides practical guidance to RICS members on the skills and approach required when instructed in connection with dilapidations matters in Scotland.

The guidance deals primarily with commercial and industrial property in Scotland and is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to dilapidations. The following topics are covered:

  • The legal framework in Scotland
  • Contract of lease
  • The principles of dilapidations
  • The role of the surveyor
  • Taking instructions
  • The lease and other enquiries
  • The inspection
  • The schedule of dilapidations
  • Negotiation of a settlement
  • Preparation of a claim for damages

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