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1st Edition

Dilapidations and Service Charge Disputes

ISBN 9780728205543
Published January 23, 2009 by Estates Gazette
344 Pages

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Book Description

Written by three surveyors, each with extensive experience in the sector, Dilapidations and Service Charge Disputes will guide practitioners through the common and new practices involved in dealing with disputes on dilapidations and service charge matters.

The book offers practical guidance on the related topics of dilapidations and service charge disputes, bridging the gap between heavy-weight legally focussed case law publications and the lighter weight guidance notes. It offers practical and theoretical advice that will be invaluable to any surveyor or solicitor dealing with:

  • condition reports prior to a lease agreement
  • litigation avoidance advice
  • dilapidations law and precedent.

Beneficial to surveyors and solicitors acting on behalf of tenants or landlords, this book provides the information and practical advice that can help you improve in your role.



Patrick Stell BA MSc PG Dip. Law MRICS of GK Stell Building Consultants is a chartered building surveyor and non-practising solicitor. Originally from a litigation background, Patrick now specialises in dilapidations surveys as an independent expert with 15 years experience in property disputes.

Keith Firn BSc MRICS MFPWS of Barker Associates is a chartered building surveyor with 18 years construction, surveying and engineering experience. He specialises in dilapidations disputes and regularly acts as an expert witness for both landlords and tenants.

Simon Edwards JP BSc FRICS MCIArb of Drivers Jonas LLP is an independent expert and arbitrator. He has dealt with dilapidations and service charge disputes for over 20 years and has acted as an expert witness in a number of High Court and Leasehold Valuation Tribunal property disputes.


"A clear and intuitively written book on a complex subject, this stands head and shoulders above its contemporaries."R. Stapleton, Grosvenor Estates

"For anyone looking for a straight-forward and accessible explanation of the key issues in dilapidation and service charge disputes, Dilapidations and Service Charge Disputes: A Practical Guide is a fantastic solution."Student Law Journal