Schedules of condition

Understanding the condition of a property is essential before committing to a lease or starting any building work.

Schedules of condition

Understanding the condition of a property is essential before committing to a lease or starting any building work, so that any defects and their repair costs are known. This needs expert input and a detailed understanding of how a building is constructed.

How William Martin can help

As qualified RICS chartered surveyors, understanding the condition of a building is one of our core skills.

We have extensive experience of preparing Schedules of condition and Schedules of defects in a number of different circumstances. These include:

  • Prior to lease agremeent - a Schedule of condition can be provide a record of the condition of premises that are to be leased. It can protect the prospective tenant at the end of the lease by limiting the landlord's ability to claim repair works.
  • Under the provisions of the Party Wall etc Act 1996 - the Act requires covering the adjoining premises as a precursor to proposed building work. It will be checked upon completion of the works to establish if any damage has occurred.
  • Before work starts on leased premises - a landlord's permission is normally required before any alterations are carried out to leased premises. Protection is often required via a Schedule of condition for those adjoining premises that could be affected by the works.
  • Before starting major building work - a Schedule of defects is a more focused report often used before starting major building work that may cause damage to neighbouring properties and structures. it acts as a benchmark against the potential of future damage occurring due to specific construction activities.

Our schedules are set out in a clear format and accompanied by photographs and drawings, where appropriate - all with the aim of making sure that the condition of the property is clear and unambiguous.

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