27 April 2022

Dilapidations the good, the bad and the ugly: how to minimise your liability

Retail reboot dilapidations

Brands and retailers are reinventing themselves and thinking about how they can best serve their neighbourhoods and communities. Many are rebalancing their store portfolios and re evaluating their space requirements. This has resulted in retailers planning for and dealing with exit strategies and dilapidations claims at the end of their leases.

In our latest Retail Reboot roundtable webinar, we will be looking at the key dilapidations issues that need to be considered when moving out of commercial properties.

Our experts will look at how retailers can prepare for and respond to dilapidations claims and to minimise repair costs through the often overlooked Diminution Valuations and the Statutory Cap. The session will also cover how accounting for dilapidations impacts corporation tax liability (under FRS102).


  • Vicky Hernandez, Real estate and Retail Partner, RWK Goodman

    Vicky specialises in retail property law and advises a number of clients including AllSaints and Ted Baker on all their real estate matters in the UK including lease renewals, acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant issues.

  • Paula Green, Real estate litigation Partner, RWK Goodman

    Paula has extensive experience in the full range of contentious property matters. She advises on a wide range of disputes including business lease renewals, forfeiture, dilapidations, repair obligations, recovery of rent arrears and service charges, possession proceedings and boundary disputes.

  • Paul Raeburn , Managing Director, Dilapidations Consultancies

    Paul founded and heads a stable of niche commercial & leisure property consultancies which consistently optimise outcomes for landlord & tenant clients, throughout the UK & Ireland. He is a chartered surveyor, arbitrator and accredited mediator who is an accomplished expert witness and regularly speak at webinars & conferences.

  • Toby Ryland , Partner, HW Fisher

    Toby heads up HW Fisher’s corporate tax and VAT divisions working with entrepreneurs and privately-run businesses, helping them structure their business in the most tax efficient way possible to minimise liabilities. His specialisms include tax structuring, merger and acquisition advice, as well as due diligence and consulting advice in areas such as R&D tax relief and the Enterprise Investment Scheme.

Webinar details:

When: Wednesday 27 April | 11am – 12pm

Where: Zoom

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