About Us


The Dilapidations Consultancy is a niche practice of Chartered Building Surveyors who are recognised experts in the field of dilapidations law, practice and procedure.


The company was established in 2007 by James McAllister to fulfil a requirement by Landlords and Tenants for specialist expert advice and representation in this complex area of commercial property law.


The Dilapidations Consultancy was the first firm of Chartered Surveyors to focus purely on dilapidations and remains unrivalled in terms of the quality of advice, success rates and the qualifications and experience of its consultants.



James McAllister - Professional CV (Dilapidations)
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James McAllister - Expert Witness CV (Dilapidations)
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What We Do


The Dilapidations Consultancy covers all aspects of dilapidations practice and procedure for both Landlords and Tenants, as well as providing a dedicated Dispute Resolution centre by way of Mediation and Arbitration.  


We provide a wide range of services which are expanded on our 'Services' page:


  • Document Review & Initial Advice
  • Advice on Standard Lease Terms
  • Lease negotiations
  • Inspection and preparation of Schedules of Dilapidations
  • Inspection and preparation of Repairs Notices
  • Enforcing Dilapidations Claims
  • Defending Dilapidations Claims
  • Enforcing Repairs Notices
  • Defending Repairs Notices
  • Pre-lease and end of lease costed Dilapidations Assessments
  • Contingent Liability Cost Assessments
  • Negotiation of claim settlements
  • Drafting legally-binding Settlement Agreements (contracts of accord & satisfaction)
  • Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Strategic exit advice
  • Contract Administration for the implementation of compliance works
  • Compliance monitoring
  • Preparation and agreement of Schedules of Condition
  • Independent Expert Determination (ADR)
  • Mediation (ADR)
  • Arbitration (ADR)
  • Expert Witness services and CPR Part 35 reports
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