Schedule of Dilapidation | London & Home Counties | RICS

What is a Schedule of Dilapidation?

If your tenant is responsible for repairing any damage to your property, you need to prepare an accurate and timely Schedule of Dilapidations. However, how can landlords and tenants reach a fair settlement? And who can you trust to provide impartial, expert advice and act on your behalf?

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Schedule of Dilapidation, Harding Chartered Surveyors
Schedule of Dilapidation, Harding Chartered Surveyors

At Harding Chartered Surveyors, we can take responsibility for your dilapidations claim while guiding you through what’s often a complicated procedure. In the process, we’ll liaise with third parties and prepare any required documents, which may include:

  • Schedule of Dilapidations
  • Quantified Demand
  • Response
  • Scott Schedule

How we can help landlords

If your tenant is responsible for reinstating alterations or repairing covenants as described in the lease term, we can prepare a timely, accurate and comprehensive Schedule of Dilapidations on your behalf. We can also liaise with your tenant’s surveyor to reach an amicable settlement.
If your tenant disputes your dilapidations claim, we can act as your professional representative and prepare any required legal documents. If necessary, we can provide an expert witness to support you in court.

How our dilapidations services can benefit landlords in London

  • Our chartered surveyors can help you:
  • Recover any losses for which your tenant is responsible
  • Ensure your tenant meets their obligations
  • Minimise the risk of errors and delays
  • Settle dilapidations claims equitably and efficiently
  • Reach agreements without involving the courts

Schedule of Dilapidation Report for Tenants

Our London-based surveyors can help you understand the implications of the dilapidations clause in the lease terms before signing contracts. If you intend to modify your rental property, we can prepare detailed Licence to Alter documents for your landlord and resolve disputes if necessary. Should you be issued with a Schedule of Dilapidations, we’ll help you understand the scope and cost of your obligations, highlight potential dispute claims and prepare a Response. If necessary, we can act as your expert witness in court, ensuring settlements are reached based on the facts.

Benefits of our dilapidations services for London tenants

By hiring a chartered surveyor for dilapidations matters, you can:

  • Check the accuracy of your landlord’s dilapidations claim
  • Agree on a fair settlement
  • Understand your responsibilities and timeframes
  • Potentially avoid costly and lengthy court proceedings
  • Ensure your landlord doesn’t attempt to profit from their claim

Recent Reviews from Harding Chartered Surveyors

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Based on 123 reviews
We used Hardings to compile an independent expert witness report for some poor workmanship we had completed at our home. Their report helped us win our case and reclaim our costs.The report was concise, succinct and detailed - providing everything we needed to win our claim.
I have used Harding Chartered Surveyors service for a new build snagging survey. The report was thorough and detailed beyond expectations. The communication with the surveyor was excellent and the end-to-end process was very easy and efficient. I would definitely use them again and recommend to a friend.
The team at Harding Chartered Surveyors were fantastic to work with. Kate helped us identify the work we needed and arranged a surveyor to visit our property. Throughout, she was clear about timescales, costs, and next steps. Our surveyor, Scott Ingham, was thorough and helpful, speaking with us by phone immediately following the survey about the largest areas of concern (which, thankfully, were not major!). The report that was produced was easy to read and helped us understand what areas of the property might need work with approximate timelines and costs. All of the work happened on time, and there were no surprises in the process. Everyone was friendly, professional, and helpful. I highly recommend!!
I highly recommend Hardings. All communication and interactions with them was high professional. Alaa dealt with my survey. He approached it with a high level and depth of knowledge, he was honest and considerate giving balanced advice. Throughout he was a pleasure to deal with.I also dealt with Kate making the arrangements. She was also prompt, professional and polite . Harding’s came highly recommended to me. My experience would endorse that they are a family run business with integrity and professionalism at their core.
Carried out a structural defect report and was very satisfied by the service provided. Millbrook Housing Association
We are very pleased with the service you have provided and would certainly recommend you in future .
Very positive experience. We hired Harding Surveyors to carry out a building survey on a commercial property to be leased from the council. They did a great job and we went back to them again to carry out a schedule of condition report, prior to us moving in. Very helpful, friendly, good communication, and reasonable price. Would recommend.
Dependable and timely - would recommend
Harding Chartered Surveyors have provided very efficient and professional services with their valuation for Probate purposes. Very good communications at the outset when inquiring about their services with prompt response, as well as addressing questions after their report was sent to me.I also found their fees reasonable compared to other quotes. Highly recommended
The report is excellent and was provided promptly. All aspects of the service were handled efficiently and professionally. Many thanks to Charles and the team.
Seamless experience. Very swift and well organised with a thorough survey completed and report returned within less than a week of booking!
Cannot recommend enough. Communication has been excellent throughout the entire process, very accommodating and fast turnaround. Everyone I have spoken to has been so helpful and kind, to make a difficult process much easier.
Excellent and professional services by Mr. Ali. I am indeed very pleased. I will recommend to my friends and others who wants to avail the services of Harding Chartered Surveyors.
Great fast and easy to book. Great price and most of all great staff.
Great experience dealing with Alaa, very helpful and informative, going above and beyond at any opportunity. Thanks!
Schedule of Dilapidation, Harding Chartered Surveyors

Call us today to learn more about our dilapidations services

If you need to raise or dispute dilapidations claim, prepare a Schedule of Dilapidations or obtain expert advice from a RICS chartered surveyor in London, don’t hesitate to contact one of our impartial professionals on 020 3598 6730.