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Radius Consulting
1 New Park Place
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0207 887 6425

Main Contacts:
Paul Raeburn
07970 512313

Neil Burridge
07904 166545

Radius Consulting Strategy  

Be it assisting building surveyors in providing our freehold property valuation advice in a subordinate role to theirs of assessing and managing the dilapidations process, or direct property valuation advice to landlords or tenants wishing to establish whether or not the statutory diminution cap might be less than the otherwise costed repairs figure agreed between building surveyors, our concentrated experience in this specialism has afforded us the unique advantage of developing strategies designed to assist in the early and economic resolution of dilapidations claims.

Yet we find that many of those who might benefit from employing the legislation are either unaware of it, or only give it lip service, with the consequence that:-

i. Many corporate multi-site occupiers still tend to settle dilapidations claims purely on the advice of their building surveyors, absent the “safety check” of a section 18 diminution valuation;

ii. Many other claims hang in the air, unresolved, long after lease expiry and vacation, creating both budgetary uncertainty and sterilised capital tied up in accruals.

Our DV assessments usually serve to provide the building surveyor with sufficient information to secure capping of dilapidations claims at a figure below the otherwise agreed and costed repairs figure.

In the event of outstanding claims which landlords have not progressed, hence creating budgetary uncertainty and accruals for former tenants, we find that the simple solution is often to utilise the “general arbitration” clause found in most relatively modern commercial leases.

For LANDLORDS, we find our assistance is required increasingly, commonly when the DV presented by their former tenant is unrealistically, or artificially, low.