Real Estate Litigation


March 31st

Virtual Seminar

Acting As Solicitor: What to look out for and what to do when dealing with dilapidations claims

March 31st

2 - 4pm

Speaker: Stephen Farrell

Virtual Seminar

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£135+VAT (Member price)

2hrs CPD

Dilapidations disputes are common and can be particularly contentious.  Many important contractual interpretation cases have arisen from dilapidations disputes (see Grove v Cape, Mapeley v CEC and @SIPP cases). Dilapidations are also a murky and technical area, which requires solicitors to work closely with surveyors and other professionals. Covid-19 has also impacted claims and how they are resolved.

This seminar will try to demystify dilaps disputes, giving an overview of the subject area and how to ensure such cases are handled correctly (whether acting for the landlord or the tenant).

Attendees will come away from the seminar with an understanding of:

  • common tactics of landlords and tenants;
  • the different measures of loss and common defences;
  • extraordinary repairs;
  • how payment obligations operate.
  • The event begins at 2pm. Delegate registration is open from 1:30pm.

    Stephen is a Senior Associate in the dispute resolution and property litigation teams. Specialising in property disputes, he advises clients in both the public and private sectors on a wide range of contentious property issues including: lease disputes, irritancy, dilapidations disputes, title conditions, servitudes, travellers, and evictions.

    He conducts litigation in the Sheriff Court, the Court of Session and the Lands Tribunal. He also has experience in alternative methods of dispute resolution including: arbitration, expert determination and mediation.