Protect your investment
Before becoming responsible for a commercial property, it is essential to assess the current condition and be aware of all potential maintenance issues.
Owner occupiers and landlords benefit from pre-purchase surveys and any disrepair should be appropriately reflected in the purchase price. Our experienced surveyors undertake a visual inspection of all accessible parts of the property and report on the condition of the buildings fabric, materials and finishes. Advice is given on implications of any significant defects and the estimated cost of remedial work. Where complex services and drainage installations exist, we can advise on the right specialist consultant to provide more in-depth information to ensure that nothing is overlooked.
Where a tenant is taking on a premises, their Lease will make them responsible for repairing and redecorating works. A pre-lease survey will provide information on the condition of the existing property as well as providing essential advice reflecting the terms of the Lease.
Schedule of Condition
Tenants may seek to limit their repairing liability by reference to a Schedule of Condition. This records the condition of the property at commencement of the tenancy and when correctly referenced to the Lease covenants, can limit liability with regard to future dilapidations.
We prepare comprehensive Schedules of Condition illustrated with photographs. These documents are agreed between landlord and tenant and appended to the Lease to record any defects and avoid potential disputes at the end of the tenancy.
The correct survey now could protect your investment and save you a considerable amount of money in the long term.