What shall I do as a Dilaps Notice has been served?
The Dilapidations Notice may be an Interim Dilapidations Notice which as the name suggests is served during the course of the lease and can frequently be a forewarning of future dilapidations. If the document is a Terminal Dilapidations Notice then this is a dilapidations claim served when the lease is coming to an end and will itemise all the elements of the property that the landlord holds you responsible for as set out within the terms of your lease.
Help from Dilaps Help Surveyors
We are here to help with your Dilaps and will firstly ask for a copy of your lease and the Dilaps claim when we can then give you a summary and understanding of the Dilaps claim. We will confirm our understanding of your instruction to us outlining limitations of our responsibilities and the extend of your requirements which will depend on whether you wish us to be hands on or hands off with the process. We will visit the property to inspect the building closely producing a full report very quickly within three working days including photos and survey sketches ensuring every detail is clearly defined.
The next step is a preliminary meeting with the Landlord's Surveyor which we will attend on your behalf, if you instruct us to do so, whereby the purpose is to
1. Establish the Landlord's Surveyors' knowledge with regard to the dilapidations
2. Endeavour to establish the Landlord's stance with regard to the dilapidations
3. Position you, the leaseholder, in the negotiation
Negotiate, Negotiate, Negotiate
Dilaps negotiations are a specialist area which we have developed expertise in over the many years we have been involved in this area not only understanding dliapidations law and the latest case law. Our knowledgeable Dilaps UK Surveyors also understand the business side of negotiating and will not waste time and money arguing over small items with insignificant costs but gain the best scenario for our clients being understanding of costs and obligations.