philip kentish
Partner, Building Surveying

Phil has gained over 20 years’ building surveying experience working in the property and construction industry.

Phil joined Bidwells in 2007 to establish a Milton Keynes Building Surveying.  He is now Head of Building Surveying, responsible for strategic growth and team development.

Phil specialises in complex and substantial dilapidations matters.  He has built up a strong track record of results for both his landlord and tenant clients by forming a clear, early strategy which suits the objectives of the client.

Phil has an in-depth knowledge of dilapidations and carries out Dilapidations Assessments to allow a client to know exactly what their leasehold liabilities would be in context of the building.

Phil has gathered vast experience in managing repair, refurbishment and fit-out projects ranging in value from £50,000 to £2,500,000. 



Value of Dilapidations prepared in the last two years

Recent projects


  • University of Cambridge - Dilapidations
    Acting for the landlord, we prepared a claim of £1million against the former tenant.  We then managed the dilapidations process including the administration of the works to carefully ensure the Landlord’s claim was protected.
  • Mazars LLP – Contract Administration
    We prepared and assigned a full refurbishment package for Mazars in their new 15,000sq.ft. office in Milton Keynes.  We then managed the contract through to completion.
  • Aberdeen Asset Management – Dilapidations & Contract Administration
    We prepared a Schedule of Dilapidations and then went on to advise the client on the repairs and refurbishment package, which also included a new tenant’s CAT B package.  Construction value £1.1million.
  • Standard Life Investments – Dilapidations & Contract Administration
    We prepared a Schedule of Dilapidations and then went on design and specify to return office and warehouse space into three individual self-contained units.  Dilapidations settlement of £231,000.
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