Dan Smith

Dan originally joined Ryden as a Graduate Trainee in 2013 and is now an Partner based in the Leeds Building Consultancy team.

He provides development consultancy, building surveying and project management services to clients across the UK, with a keen interest in acting for both landlords and tenants in dilapidations disputes.


  • Technical due diligence 
  • Dilapidations 
  • Contract administration
  • Reinstatement cost assessments 


Technical Due Diligence - UK-wide Completed the pre-acquisition surveys of a multi-let industrial portfolio extending to over 300,000 sq ft.

Dilapidations - Heathrow, London Acting on behalf of a tenant client, defended and reduced a landlord’s six-figure dilapidations claim by more than 40%.

Contract administration - Bradford, West Yorkshire Specified, tendered and managed a £1m refurbishment of a multi-let industrial estate including roofing overclad works.