Schedules of dilapidations and quantified demands

A schedule of dilapidations outlines a list of repair and redecoration works that a Lessee is required to undertake on a property as laid out in the covenants of their Lease. Schedules of dilapidations are typically served by a landlord at the end of a Lease term (a terminal schedule) but can also be served during the term (an interim schedule).

Fairclough & Dyer have many years dealing with all aspects of dilapidations, acting for either the Landlord or the Tenant, from determining and explaining Lease covenants and obligations, to taking and preparing schedules of dilapidations and advising Tenants and Landlords on the best way to proceed. We follow the dilapidations protocol and RICS guidance notes to negotiate financial settlements for either Landlord or Tenant. We are also able to arrange for the repair and decoration works to be undertaken.


Planned maintenance reports

Fairclough & Dyer are experienced at producing planned maintenance reports for managers, landlords, and property owners to outline a comprehensive list of future repairs and maintenance items to help budget for future repairs. We can provide you with a programme to help keep your property/stock in the best possible condition, as well as to financially budget for maintenance. (A stitch in time saves nine!) Our report can be used as a starting point to maintain a property, as long as the property is regularly inspected and the report updated accordingly. We can undertake a planned maintenance report as an individual report, or as part of stock condition surveys for a portfolio or an individual property.

We are also experienced in producing quinquennial inspections and reports for churches. Anglican Churches are required to have these reports carried out by professionals every 5 years to keep church buildings in good repair.


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