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Dilapidations - Preparing and Managing the Claim

The basis of preparing a dilapidations claim, defending a dilapidations claim and negotiating a dilapidations settlement

Wed 10 Oct 2018
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
London, Venue, TBC
6 hours formal CPD
£315 + VAT


This one day dilapidations course is presented from a building surveyor's perspective and covers the basis of preparing a dilapidations claim, defending a dilapidations claim and negotiating a dilapidations settlement. Particular emphasis will be given to tenants' obligations to reinstate alterations and to the various options for achieving a settlement of the claim.

Learning Objectives

  • Consider the various factors which influence a tenant’s liability
  • Categorise items within the premises
  • Analyse a tenant’s reinstatement and repairing obligations
  • Appreciate dilapidations claims during the lease term
  • Appreciate the implications of break options
  • Comprehend the various mechanisms available to settle dilapidations disputes

Course Structure

The session will explore key points of attention to surveyors when taking clients instructions and which kind of evidence should be gathered during the inspection phase.

Essential knowledge on matters involving liabilities will also be explained including classification of items, reinstatement of alterations, repairs and other obligations. Delegates will be provided with best practice related to the preparation of the Schedule of Dilapidations and the Quantified Demand, as well as references on value, interim dilapidations, break clauses and settlements.

A case study will allow participants to discuss and implement some of the concepts explored during the day referring to the preparation of a Schedule of Dilapidations.

Who should attend

This course should be of interest to building surveyors, landlords, tenants and valuation surveyors interested in the building surveyors' approach. It is expected that attendees already have a basic working knowledge of the dilapidations process.


  • RICS professional £315 + VAT
  • Non-RICS professionals £405 + VAT
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Andrew Allmark, Whitecroft Green on 11/12/2017

"A professional, informative and forward looking course on the subject of Dilapidations. Focusing on the surveyor's day to day needs the course is very well positioned in today's financial climate."

Well delivered

Josie Hayes on 03/12/2017

"I found the course to be informative, interactive and really well delivered. It has helped to develop my understanding of the subject area considerably. The course material provided is already proving a useful point of reference in real situations."

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£315 + VAT