DILAPIDATIONS SURVEYOR

Brian Gale Surveyors have 30+ year’s industry experience, making our team ideally placed to provide a broad range of property services, building surveys and professional advice to residential and commercial clients across London, Surrey and Sussex.

Our extensive portfolio includes carrying out dilapidation surveys for various types of building, offering valuable and strategic dilapidation advice to both commercial landlords and tenants.

Dilapidations Surrey, Sussex & Greater London

Commercial leases will typically include dilapidations clauses that set down the liability for both landlord and tenant when it comes to repair and maintenance of the property. This is a complex matter and we highly recommend seeking professional guidance.

What is meant by dilapidation?

Dilapidations refer to the specific work needed to be carried out by a tenant before vacating the commercial premises at the end of a lease. This follows the confirmation and approval of the works set out by a Dilapidations Survey.

Failure to comply means that the responsibility for carrying out the works will then fall to the landlord, while the tenant will still be held liable for the costs incurred. The tenant, in effect, will have lost control over the choice of contractor and may incur additional administrative fees.

Compliance with the Dilapidations Survey before the end of the lease will allow the tenant to be involved and in control of the dilapidations contractor, the exact timings of the works and the costs involved.

Dilapidations Survey London and South East

At Brian Gale Surveyors, we can conduct a Dilapidations Survey on behalf of the landlord or property manager in order to assess the condition of a commercial or buy-to-let property asset. Our survey will provide a detailed report of the works needed to restore the tenanted property back to its original condition.

Importantly, our independent survey will ensure that no unfair bias is used to create or prevent additional works or influence the financial implications. Dilapidation Surveys will furthermore offer the landlord valuable insights into whether agreed maintenance contracts were adhered to in accordance with the terms of the tenancy agreements.

We would advise that a detailed Dilapidation Survey should always be carried out in good time prior to the existing tenants exiting the property, whether the premises concerned are retail, office, industrial or leisure property.

Why choose Brian Gale Surveyors?

Brian Gale Surveyors are an experienced team of independent RICS accredited Building Surveyors and Valuation Surveyors with a solid track record of working with property clients in London, Surrey and Sussex.

We offer a number of services for both landlords and tenants to help them prepare and respond to dilapidations procedures. Specifically for landlords, our surveyors offer an interim internal Schedule of Dilapidations to assess the condition of a property during the tenancy in order for them to make an informed plan for the end of the lease. For tenants, we can provide advice at the beginning of a tenancy so that so that they may fully understand their potential dilapidations liability at an early stage.

If required, our dilapidation surveyors will represent either party during end-of-tenancy negotiations to agree on a financial settlement or a scope of works. We will also offer our professional recommendations and negotiation strategy for landlords and tenants prior to an upcoming lease termination, sale and lease back situation, lease assignment or lease renewal.

At Brian Gale Surveyors, we understand that every situation is unique and will require specific advice tailored to the individual client and lease agreement. Even if you are taking an assignment of an existing lease as a potential tenant, it is essential that an experienced Chartered Surveyor is brought on board to give professional dilapidation advice.

Contact Us

Brian Gale Surveyors have extensive property expertise and our team would be happy to discuss your requirements for dilapidations in Sussex, Surrey or London property assets, or to have an informal chat about any commercial or residential property matter.

Please contact Brian Gale Surveyors on 01737 245947 or send an enquiry via email to kelly@briangalesurveyors.com. For a quick enquiry, complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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