Manor Surveyors - Independent Chartered Building Surveyors, Little Wilbraham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Chartered Surveyors based in Little Wilbraham, Cambridge

TELEPHONE: 01223 813129

Chartered Building Surveyors

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Dilapidations are a critical issue for both Landlords and Tenants of commercial property and they are an area of growing dispute.
Manor Surveyors have wide experience in dilapidations and the necessary expertise in achieving positive outcomes for both Tenants and Landlords across a broad range of property types and client base. 
We have detailed knowledge of the laws governing dilapidations and we specialise in dilapidations claims for both Tenants and Landlords.  We provide professional and accurate advice with the aim of concluding negotiations promptly.
Early advice is crucial to allow clients to assess their liability and plan ahead.  Advice can be in the form of dilapidation liability assessments or the preparation of schedules; interim and terminal.  We are able to assess repairing liabilities during the lease term as well as at expiry.
Our comprehensive range of services includes;
  • Lease/covenant assessments will allow a landlord to fully understand, assess, and ensure the lease clauses are robust and do not compromise the dilapidation position in the future
  • Dilapidations liability assessments will enable you to plan a strategy for dilapidations or assist in dealing with lease surrender negotiations.
  • Schedules of Condition attached to a new lease will allow a Landlord to define the extent of the tenants repairing and reinstatement liability, thus reducing ambiguities and disputes at the end of term.
  • A Dilapidations Liability Assessment (DLA) to gauge the necessity to issue a formal Repair Notice or assist in dealing with lease surrender negotiations.
  • Interim Schedules of Dilapidations/Repairs notices where Landlords have a genuine concern for the condition of their investment, and doubts that the tenant will address matters.
  • Terminal Schedules of Dilapidations to record breaches of the tenants covenants at lease end, taking into account your intentions for the property. Such schedules are prepared in accordance with current best practise guidelines, and the PLA dilapidations protocol.
  • Pre-aquisition surveys will ensure you lease premises with all the facts about the condition of the property.
  • Schedules of Condition can help to limit liability at lease end, by gaining clarification of the condition of a premise’s from the outset, but caution must be exercised with these. Schedules must be agreed between the parties and appended to the lease to be effective.
  • Schedules of planned maintenance compiled at the start of a lease, and followed during the term, will help to keep a building in repair, and minimise lease end claims.
​Our impartial expert advice will ensure you understand and manage your liabilities. If you have received a claim please contact us on a no obligation basis on 01223 813129 or