Dilapidations from Romans Surveyors We act on behalf of landlords and tenants for a large variety of dilapidation cases and can offer advice covering all elements of commercial property maintenance. We are particularly experienced within the pub, retail office and industrial sectors.Following the requirements of RICS’ (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) Pre-action Protocol for Dilapidations, we inspect hundreds of commercial properties around the UK every year and advise our clients on the condition and their responsibility for dilapidations. The service we provide includes: Consideration of the property lease and applicable side documentsInspection to gather informationPreparation of dilapidations schedulePricing of remedial worksNegotiations with landlord or tenant and their representativesActing as expert witness in the dilapidation procedureConstruction monitoring/project management of requisite building works Without a dilapidations procedure in place there are often disputes between landlords and tenants at the expiry of the lease. A Schedule of Condition should be put in place at the beginning of a lease, as part of the contract, so both parties understand what condition the property should be left in at the end of the lease. Schedule of ConditionTenants risk losing thousands of pounds on repairs if a Schedule of Condition is not in place. It is the document that establishes the condition of the building at the beginning of the lease. We work with our clients to provide extremely detailed Schedules of Condition to avoid any unneccesary and expensive disputes, during or at the end of a lease.