Dilapidation Surveys in London

At Merlin Gorse, we conduct dilapidation surveys by professional, accredited, and experienced commercial property surveyors in Southwest London, from Wimbledon to Richmond and Fulham to Putney.

As a landlord or tenant of a commercial, retail or industrial premises, a time will come when the landlord wants the tenant to carry out works of repair that are overdue or alternatively, seek compensation for breaches of repairing covenants contained within leases.

Do I need a dilapidation report?

Conducted by a building surveyor, a dilapidation survey or dilapidation report is a detailed record of the property’s physical condition. A dilapidation report identifies any areas of disrepair that fall within the repair clauses outlined in the lease agreement.

A dilapidation survey is usually done before the start of a new tenancy or ahead of planned construction works. Dilapidation reports are used to identify any existing faults so liability can be properly attributed for any claims or disputes that may arise later.

What does a dilapidation survey include?

When our surveyors conduct a dilapidation report, we will assess the interior and exterior of the property. An average dilapidation report will survey:

  • - Internal and external walls
  • - Floors
  • - Ceilings
  • - Roof and roof structures
  • - Internal and external fixtures
  • - Drainage, gutters and downpipes
  • - Adjacent and adjoining structures
  • - External grounds including paths

Dilapidation reports in Southwest London and the surrounding area

If you have a property that needs a dilapidation survey or dilapidation report in Southwest London, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. From Fulham to Putney, Wimbledon to Richmond, we’ve got you covered.


We are happy to receive enquiries from both landlords and tenants in relation to dilapidation matters.

For further information, please feel free to call us on: 020 8780 5535