Dilapidations Guide: Landlords

All dilapidations disputes can ultimately end in court. It is therefore important to protect your position in the event that you eventually commence proceedings so you should take advice early. How important is timing? Before the end of the lease you may need to serve Notices on your tenant in order to oblige them to […]

Dilapidation Guide: Tenants 

As a tenant, you may be able to challenge the landlord’s list of required repair work (referred to as a schedule of dilapidations). To be in a strong position to mount a challenge, you need to consider the dilapidations question right at the outset, with the help of your building surveyor, before you sign a […]

Top 10 Dilapidations Facts

A schedule of dilapidations records the works required to be done to a property in order that it is put into the physical state the property should have been put in if the tenant had complied with its covenants or obligations contained within the lease of the property.

Landlords – need to be sure that they get the best advice and practice to avoid drawn-out expensive settlements.

What are the different ways a lease can end?

There are various ways in which a lease can end. The appropriate method of termination depends on several factors including whether the lease has the protection of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, which party wants to bring it to an end, whether the lease is coming to its contractual end or one party wants […]

Robert Huitson

Durham Office Manager

Robert Huitson services all the dilapidations requirements of corporate occupiers and landlords within the North East area. He has experience in all core building surveying areas, but specialises in dilapidations and project management.

Alan Grant

Edinburgh Office Manager

Alan Grant is a chartered building surveyor with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of Building Surveying. He has worked both in Scotland and England providing a full range of Building Surveying services to public sector bodies, corporates and private sector property owners.

Neil Orton

Birmingham Office Manager

Neil Orton offers landlords, tenants and their consultants an exceptional standard of Dilapidations surveying. He will personally handle your enquiry and has an objective to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.

Anthony Pugh

Swindon Office Manager

Anthony Pugh has over 30 years of experience in the property industry specialising in Dilapidations and was a member of the Steering Group of the RICS Dilapidations Forum between April 2007 and July 2010.

Anthony’s wealth of experience brings a commercially aware and practical approach to his work.

Anthony Cross

London and East of England Office Manager

Anthony Cross operates in London and East Anglia. He specialises in Dilapidations and takes pride in providing a thorough and equitable service to Landlords and Tenants. Anthony also provides comprehensive Photographic Schedules of Condition as well as Video Schedules.

Laurence Davis


Laurence has a proven track record of creating dynamic successful businesses in a wide variety of industries over a sustained period of time. He has an impressive portfolio of properties and therefore has first hand experience of the Dilapidations market and its challenges.

Paul Lande


Paul’s expert analytical and visionary problem solving skills coupled with attention to detail has established Dilaps UK as the market leader in all aspects of Dilapidations, since he founded the business in 2009.

Anthony Lorenz

Strategic Marketing Director

Anthony is one of the best-known agents in the UK property industry with over 55 years’ experience in commercial property specialising in professional work including dilapidations. With a host of landlord and tenant clients and a wealth of knowledge in service marketing, Anthony heads up National Marketing for Dilaps UK.

Anthony enjoys spending time in his Mayfair home entertaining clients and friends in the evenings. On weekends, he retreats to his 13th-century country home, where he enjoys an equestrian lifestyle and plays competitive polo throughout the summer.