Our Schedules of Dilapidations and Surveys offer you a legal document you can use to outline and claim any remedial works or reinstatement costs a tenant is responsible for in accordance with their lease.

When and why you need a Schedule of Dilapidations or Survey

When you let a commercial property, it’s common practice to include provisions that outline a tenant’s responsibilities to the condition of your premises, to prevent the property from falling into disrepair and depreciating in value.

Known as a Schedule of Dilapidations, these reports typically outline any breaches of the Schedule of Conditions covenants written into a tenant’s lease, together with the cost for remedial or reinstatement works required to ‘put the property right’.

Having such a document is an important aspect of protecting your interests as a commercial landlord. Without a Schedule of Dilapidations in place, you have no legal recourse if a tenant fails to maintain your property or return it to its original state.

Similarly, it’s in a tenant’s best interest to have a legal representative review any ‘conditions covenants’ before agreeing to a tenancy, so they are fully aware of their legal responsibilities and the financial claims that can be brought against them.

Key Features of our Schedule of Dilapidations and Dilapidations Survey services:

  • A comprehensive breakdown of all remedial and reinstatement works the tenant is legally liable for, in accordance with the covenants outlined in their Lease Agreement.
  • Individual cost projections for all associated works, with estimates provided by at least two independent and impartial local contractors.
  • A clear timescale by which the works must be completed, upon which time we will return to site to assess that the works have been carried out to the required standard.

Why choose GJS Dillon for your Schedules of Dilapidations and Surveys?


Our Building Surveying team are experienced at negotiating and managing Dilapidations on behalf of landlords and tenants. Headed up by Associate Director of Commercial Building Surveying, Rob Cant, GJS Dillon is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

A Trusted Partner

GJS Dillon are the proud holder of a number of independent industry awards and accreditations, and our many positive customer testimonials attest to the high-quality service provided to our clients by our team.

Ongoing Support

In addition to Schedule of Dilapidations and Surveys, our commercial building surveyors can assist you with other aspects of commercial property ownership, such as Schedule of Conditions Reports, Buildings Surveys, and Reinstatement Cost Assessments.

Talk to an expert

To discuss your property’s dilapidations issue, or arrange a quote for a Schedule of Dilapidations from our West Midlands commercial building surveyors, please get in touch with us using the details below.

Services Included

Building surveys

Schedules of condition and dilapidations reports

Planned maintenance schedules

Advice on new office/warehouse fit out

Advice on possible refurbishment schemes

Costings for commercial development

Project management

What Our Clients Say...

Cox Mahon

We instructed GJS Dillon to prepare a reinstatement cost assessment for building insurance purposes. We were delighted with the quality of the report which was issued in a timely manner and the personable approach given to the instruction by Mike Sutton, their Director of Building Surveying.

Brocks Holdings Limited

We were very impressed with Mike’s commerciality and experience, always keeping his observations in the context of our requirements.

The report itself was clear and concise and concentrated on those significant issues which may affect our interest in the building post acquisition. All in all, very impressive from start to finish.

Case Studies

Reinstatement Cost Assessment for Building Insurance purposes

  • Cox Mahon
  • The Tudor House, New Road, Bromsgrove
On behalf of our client, GJS Dillon undertook an inspection of The Tudor House, 1-3 New Road, Bromsgrove for the purposes of assessing its reinstatement cost for building insurance purposes.
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Pre-acquisition building survey for investment purposes

  • Brocks Holdings Limited
  • Grade II listed, circa 1830 with later additions and alterations
The property is located in Worcester City Centre, directly north of Worcester High Street. The surrounding area of Foregate Street and The Tything are, in the main, occupied by professional...
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Talk to our Schedule of Dilapidations and Surveys team

Rob Cant

Associate Director of Building & Project Consultancy

Karen Coles

Practice Manager

Mike Sutton

Consultant Building Surveyor

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