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Capital House, Crewe

Schedule of Dilapidations (SoD)

Capital House, Crewe. Commercial unit

Capital House is a double-storey commercial unit with office accommodation located on the outskirts of Crewe and has a footprint of around 2,800m² (2/3 of an acre).

Our client was tenanting one of the units which was coming to an end and was subsequently served a Schedule of Dilapidations (SoD) by the landlord.  Our Building Surveyors were instructed to advocate on our clients’ behalf.

Torside inspected both the lease and the property, inside and out, to compile offer counter proposals and solutions that were reasonably required to comply with the Lease.  Together with our knowledge of construction costs, we produced a full Schedule of Dilapidations to enable our client to undertake reinstatement works.  We successfully negotiated a £250k claim down to around £65k.

What was Included?

The elements covered by the inspection included the following:


  • Roof Coverings (Flat & Pitched)
  • Photovoltaic Solar Panels
  • Eaves Detail
  • Rainwater Goods
  • Wall Construction
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Decorative Features
  • Hardstanding & Landscaping
  • Boundaries & Fencing


  • Wall & Ceiling Finishes
  • Flooring
  • Doors
  • Lighting & Heating
  • Decorative Finishes
  • M&E Installations & Fittings
  • Electrical & Data Points
  • Stairs & Lifts
  • Kitchen & Laundry
  • Sanitaryware

A tenant or a landlord can instruct Torside Building Consultants to carry out a Schedule of Dilapidations at the end or during a lease and are a good way to ensure the property is ‘put’ or ‘kept’ in the correct condition.

If you require a Schedule of Dilapidations (SoD) for a property you are leasing, or one that you have let, get in touch via our Contact Us page