University of Cambridge

Bidwells prepared an initial Schedule of Dilapidations. We then carefully coordinated the dilapidations works to ensure that the landlord’s claim was clear and evidenced, which enabled full recovery of this loss.

What we did

  • The University of Cambridge instructed us to prepare a Schedule of Dilapidations, identifying all disrepair and breaches of the lease they had with Microsoft .
  • We co-ordinated a team of specialist subconsultants to interrogate all elements of the building to present an accurate claim to Microsoft, the former tenant.
  • Once the Schedule had been served we engaged with Microsoft’s professional team to settle all dilapidations matters.
  • We worked as part of the client’s project team to ensure that all works attributed to dilapidations were carefully identified, and that evidence was gathered to support the claim.
  • Without an involvement it would have been difficult for the client to prove their loss, potentially prohibiting the recovery of their rightful loss from the former tenant.


  • A carefully drafted Schedule of Dilapidations was prepared and evidenced before lease-end. The University were then able to enter into a works program to put the building back into repair, enabling them to merge two university teams into the building.
  • The dilapidations surveyor worked closely alongside the project team to monitor all dilapidations works which were encompassed, recording variations with evidence that enabled a robust Quantified Demand to be produced and presented to the tenant once the works had completed.
  • This diligent approach ensured that the University recovered all their dilapidations loss, and had a building fit for purpose for years to come.



of the Landlord's loss was recovered


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