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Dilapidation Services

Dilapidations Services in Bath, Bristol & Beyond

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Schedules of Condition

Landlord & Tenant Advice for Dilapidations Claims

“Dilapidations refers to breaches of lease covenants that relate to the condition of a property during the term of the tenancy or when the lease ends.”

RICS 2013

Dilapidation Services in Bath

Western Building Consultants have experience in expertly advising both tenants and landlords in regards to dilapidations claims in Bath and the West Country.

 

What are dilapidations claims?

Often arising at the termination of a building lease it is vitally important that both the landlord and tenant take professional advice to ensure the dilapidations claim reflects reality.

Dilapidations are areas of disrepair or defects which tenants must repair, rectify or pay to have remedied under clauses contained within a buildings lease.

When you lease a building the lease itself generally allows for dilapidations claims under the lease for

  • repairing covenants
  • decorating covenants
  • covenants to comply with statute/regulations
  • covenants that require reinstatement of a property to a specified standard at the termination of the lease.

What can a tenant do to reduce liability occurring from a lease?

A schedule of condition is often attached to a lease to help limit potential claims.  An obligation to keep in good condition can require works to be carried out even if there is no disrepair. A covenant to keep the property in good repair and condition is more onerous than good repair alone and should therefore be avoided if possible in lease negotiations.

 

What can a Landlord do to claim damages from the lease?

During the term of the lease, the landlord’s remedies include a claim for damages, forfeiture, re-entry for the landlord to repair and then re-charge costs to the tenant and specific performance of the terms of the lease. A claim for damages is the landlord’s only remedy once the lease has expired. The landlord can recover the reasonable cost of undertaking repairs plus loss of rent for the time taken until the works have been completed.

If you are a landlord or tenant in Bath or surrounding areas and need to discuss a dilapidation case please give Western Building Consultants a call to discuss how we can help.

Contact one of our team

Sam George MSc BSc (Hons) MCIAT FCABE C.BuildE AssocRICS

T. 01225 789307
E. [email protected]

Paul Keegan DipBS MRICS MBA MCMI

T. 01373 488566
E. [email protected]

Why us

Ethically Minded

Ethically Minded

Being socially responsible and promoting excellent ethics is at the forefront of our business. Our staff are happy and content and this is shown through our positive approach to your project. We work to the highest professional standards as required by both the RICS and CIAT. You can rest assured that when you employ WBC you will be supporting an organisation that champions local, national and international projects through schemes such as FairTrade, Mentoring Plus and the Bath percent club. This is backed up by a rigorous Corporate Social Responsibility Policy. We sponsor many grass roots sports clubs such as Combe Down Rugby Club, Frome Park Bowls Club & Cardiff Harlequins.

Realistic Timescales

Realistic Timescales

We are realistic with timescales and honest about what you will receive. Most people underestimate the time involved with a building project, but we are upfront about what is involved and will be clear about how long a project might take. Throughout the project we will continue to update you about progress and will advise you if there will be a disruption in the timetable.

Varied Architectural Style and Building Types

Varied Architectural Style and Building Types

We have vast planning experience and are adaptable to most architectural styles and ages of buildings. We are perfectly able to adapt to the style of your property from contemporary to traditional, urban to rural. We have designed projects in most styles and can use our broad experience to help design the best solution for your property, using whatever construction technology best suits your needs. Whether you plan a modest alteration or something spectacular WBC can help you achieve your project goals.

Consultant Levels of Knowledge

Consultant Levels of Knowledge

We employ qualified professionals with a variety of skill sets and the latest training. many of our employees have specialist post graduate qualifications. We also train selected staff through university programmes and professional qualifications to ensure our clients get the best trained surveyors and up to date advice. You will receive a professional, comprehensive and cohesive consultation and guidance throughout the project, ensuring that your development is handled with a consultant level of knowledge.

Survey to Completion Guarantee

Survey to Completion Guarantee

We are here for you when you need us, with our survey to completion guarantee. You won’t be left alone, we will fit in wherever you need us in the project or guide you through the whole process. You will have the knowledge that someone is always at hand whatever level of service you need.

Cost Conscious, Value for Money & Fixed Fees

Cost Conscious, Value for Money & Fixed Fees

Whilst offering exceptional value for money we also bring a positive, approachable, pragmatic, realistic and well rounded attitude to your project. You will feel at ease discussing issues with your project, our pragmatic approach to design and refurbishment means that we can often deliver built in VALUE. One example of this is recognising where cost savings can be made in the design without compromising the overall scheme and offering a higher standard of technical specification over many of our competitors, this reduces the need for outside engineering input and ultimately saves you money in fees. We are grounded which means that we can deliver a build in a cost conscious manner in order to make sure our projects are buildable.

Well Networked with Local Knowledge

Well Networked with Local Knowledge

Where we do not have the in house skills to tackle an element of a project we are well networked locally to utilise outside consultants that we have built up relationships with over many years. You will get the best of local knowledge and be introduced to like minded trusted suppliers with excellent professional services.

One Stop Shop

One Stop Shop

We can provide the majority of services required for a small project in house, making us practically a one stop shop. Having most services in house means that we are often fully accountable for the professional services on your project, this ensures simplicity, communication and efficiency. By utilising a multi-disciplinary approach we are able to keep professional costs for the project extremely competitive and hassle free, essentially you only pay for one set of overheads.

Unparalleled Technical Knowledge

Unparalleled Technical Knowledge

We have unparalleled technical knowledge and produce comprehensive architectural designs and surveys. You will be getting market-leading technical advice that has been approached with imaginative problem-solving techniques. This helps us to identify potential problems with a build before they arise.

Our knowledge adds value, an example of this is that most architects do not provide any advice on the structure of a building during the building regulations approval stage, relying on a structural engineer to produce all work relating to the super structure. At Western Building Consultants we provide structural advice on many areas, such as timber design for floors and roofs, limiting the scope of the engineers work and saving you money.

Large Team of Surveyors

Large Team of Surveyors

Having a large team of surveyors means that your project is unlikely to be held up due to other circumstances, there will always be at least two surveyors familiar with the project therefore continuity and a personal service will be retained. On larger schemes a bigger team will be assembled with the required specialist knowledge to fully support your project.

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Merlin House
No 1 Langstone Business Park,
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01633982588

Frome Office

Commerce Park, Unit R17, Marshall Way

01373488566

Bath Office

Western House,
2 Rush Hill

01225789307

Cardiff Office

Sophia House,
28 Cathedral Road

02922679366

Swindon Office

Kingston House,
Lydiard Fields

01793234516

Bristol Office

Studio 1a,
31 Berkeley Square

0117 3294290

South Gloucestershire Office

Unit 2, Byre Workshops, Winterbourne Court Farm Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne

0117 3294290

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