Dilapidations Assessment Report

Instruction Synopsis

We completed a dilapidations assessment study and report for a large private members club on Pall Mall, London.

The property comprises c. 85,000 sq ft arranged over lower ground, ground and five upper floors. The property is Grade 1 listed, was designed by John Nash and constructed in 1826-28, remodelled in 1858-59 and extended at the east side in 1912-13. It is constructed of solid loadbearing masonry with stucco rendered and painted elevations under mansard roofs weathered with slates and lead sheeting.

The property uses included café, wine bar, workshops, back of house offices, restaurant, 2 no. lounges, kitchens, function rooms, meeting room suites & business centre and staff offices.

A full review was undertaken by building surveyors, MEP services consultants and a valuation surveyor, all arranged and co-ordinated by Propitas. The resulting report and strategic advice given assisted our client in the longer term planning for their site and business model.


We initially undertook a detailed desktop review of the existing long term lease, licences for alterations, recent refurbishment works and maintenance contracts to ascertain the current position and to understand the potential liability before embarking on property inspections over several days.

We provided advice beyond a simple common law dilapidations liability and brought in both a specialist valuation surveyor and architect to advise on potential alternative use strategies and the impact of Section 18 of the Landlord and Tenant Act.

Our resulting co-ordinated report provided the client with a fully considered dilapidations liability assessment to assist them in their future business planning.


• Preparation of a dilapidations assessment report

• Coordination and management of a specialist consultant team

• Production of a comprehensive and technically sound report

• Assisted the client with future business model planning

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