Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors were appointed by the tenant of this small provincial secondary office where a Schedule of Dilapidations totalling £12,500 had been served by the landlord. If successful, this would have resulted in a claim in the region of £16,000. Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors made a detailed inspection of the building and an analysis of the Schedule of Dilapidations.
A Scott Schedule with costings was prepared and the relevant legal principles were applied. Taking account of the commercial realities of the situation and the contemporary lettings market a settlement at £6,000 was agreed with the landlord.