A schedule of dilapidations describes a property's current state, and is usually prepared with reference to an earlier schedule made at the start of a tenancy. Its purpose is to highlight any areas of disrepair which have arisen during the tenancy, in order to establish what remedial works are required to restore it to its prior condition.
Clients requiring this service want or need to demonstrate that they are relying on an unbiased opinion for dispute resolution at a tenancy exit; our report will itemise items of disrepair, who is responsible for their making good, and an independent indication of costs associated therewith.
Our determination of liability will make reference to UK housing law, in particular the obligations for landlords and tenants under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985, as well as any express covenants in the lease of the subject property. Our costings are based on up-to-date industry standard prices.