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About Dilapsolutions

We are the only niche firm of chartered surveyors specialising in providing the complete advice necessary to resolve commercial dilapidations disputes in the UK and Ireland

Our expert chartered surveyors uniquely include both distinct disciplines required.

Getting the right combination of specialist surveyors can have a significant impact on the value of a dilapidations claim, so it is important to have the right experts on your side.

  • Chartered building surveyors to assess and negotiate the cost of remedial works, and
  • Chartered valuation surveyors to apply the statutory cap (S18 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1927 in England & Wales and S65 of the Landlord & Tenant (Amendment) Act 1990 in Ireland). The cap means that the compensation due to a landlord for breached covenants to repair (decorate and reinstate alterations) will be the ‘lower of the cost of remedial works OR the impact (if any) upon the property’s freehold value.’

Management Team

Heading up a wide network of both Building and Valuation surveyors based across the UK and Ireland are Paul Raeburn and Neil Burridge.

Managing Director

Paul Raeburn

BSc (Hons) DipArb MRICS FCIArb, RICS Accredited Mediator

  • 25+ years qualified as a Chartered Surveyor (General Practice).
  • Approaching 20 years as Chartered Arbitrator (FCIArb).
  • RICS Accredited Mediator (approaching 10 years).
  • Extensive experience as Expert Witness (in “Diminution in Value”/S18/S65, and Part II (Lease Renewal) cases in particular. Highly regarded reputation and strong track record of success in preparing, and performing under vociferous cross examination of, expert ( Part 35 compliant) witness reports in respect of all genres of commercial and leisure properties.
  • Created Dilapps (The Dilapidations App).
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  • Regular speaker at RICS/CPD Seminars and Webinars.
  • Working with and for most building surveying consultancies across the UK & Ireland and a host of blue-chip clients.
  • Law firms commending Paul's expertise include: DWF, Walker Morris, Squire Patton Boggs, Temple Bright, JMW and Dutton Gregory.
  • Spoke at various events and webinars regarding dilapidations at Retail Reboot and Dilapsolution's own, Property Life Cycle series.

Operations Director

Neil Burridge

BSc (Hons) MRICS ACIArb, RICS Registered Valuer
  • Bachelor of Science Degree Planning & Property Development (2:1).
  • Over 15 years’ experience in professional and agency matters relating to commercial property throughout the UK and Ireland representing a range of corporate and private clients, investors and developers.
  • Extensive litigation experience, including cross-examination as a valuation expert witness in complex commercial property related court proceedings, most recently in Waynes Foods -v- Criterion Estates.
  • Regularly invited to contribute at seminars on valuations pursuant to dilapidations, business tenancy renewal and rent review. Examples include - guest speaker at the St Ives Chambers Annual Property Conference and expert panellist at the Midlands Junior Property Litigation Association Dilapidations Event.
  • Created Dilapps (The Dilapidations App).
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What Others Say


Mathew Woods

Dilapsolutions’ valuer battled hard for me, with informed and powerfully persuasive reports, and we received the settlement I needed to put things right.

Apex Investments

Aaron Brown

Their building surveyor negotiated the works cost down to less than half, and then their valuation surveyor managed to negotiate it lower still.

Private Client

Mr & Mrs Cardwell

Our solicitor engaged Dilapsolutions, who clearly have the experience and complex skill sets to win, because we ended up settling at £10k!

PSC Papers

Andrew Hempfield

Dilapsolutions successfully argued it could only be relet if modernised and so mitigated a significant portion of the claim against us.


Chartered Surveyors

We are the only dilapidations consultancy in the UK & Ireland that provides both Chartered Building and Valuation Surveyors, ensuring the best results for our clients.

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