Condition Surveys & Schedules of Condition

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We have many years’ experience of undertaking condition surveys and preparing a schedule of condition on behalf of property owners and occupiers coupled with the preparation of Planned Preventative Maintenance programmes.

Typically, however, the preparation of a Condition Survey and a Schedule of Condition is necessary prior to entering into a lease where accurately documenting the condition of the building fabric and services at the start of a lease is the best method of limiting a leaseholder’s future liabilities in relations to Dilapidations. We strongly recommend, therefore, that a leaseholder procures an accurate condition survey / schedule of condition, and it is included in the lease, prior to exchange of contracts.

This can be achieved either through the preparation of a written record of the condition or by producing a photographic record or indeed a combination of the two approaches.

This approach will reduce the potential Dilapidations liability by ensuring there is an accurate record of the condition of the property at the commencement of the lease to refer back to at a later stage.

In the case of stock condition surveys we are also familiar with running sophisticated digital data collection systems on hand held computers which download directly into a database in Microsoft Access. This ensures a consistent approach to the process of data collection, and the database allows selective reviewing of the data, by constructional element, individual property, sub-group of properties (eg, campus) or summary information for the whole portfolio.


Hi Julian, Thank you very much for sending the report through so promptly, it’s a big help & will be a necessary part of the negotiations. It was an extremely comprehensive report, so it took us a while to read and digest it! There’s no immediate questions as you’ve covered everything very clearly.Your report will be hugely useful in planning the works needed, and no doubt we will need to turn to you again further down the line. Thank you so much for all your help and doing everything so quickly. I hope it hasn’t been too much stress to fit it in?” Kind regards


Hi Julian, My apologies I thought that I had sent an email already to thank you. I will be recommending you to others and can I thank you very much for your professionalism and the in depth report. It has made the whole process so much easier and we now have a ‘bible’ of things to do!
We are looking forward to now completing on the property, With very best wishes Louisa

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