A Condition Survey is a mid-range inspection and record of the current condition of a premises. It differs from a Commercial Building Survey as it is normally less detailed and is not intended to diagnose or offer advice on any defects which may be revealed. A Condition Survey, and the subsequent Schedule of Condition that is prepared from the inspection, is useful for a variety of reasons:
A Condition Survey is often required, and is always recommended, at the beginning of a commercial lease. The Condition Survey is useful to both the Tenant and the Landlord as a basis for dilapidations negotiations, which may occur both during the term of and at the end of a lease.
Condition Surveys are also a useful means of recording the nature and condition of a property for a number of other reasons, for example, prior to building works or other activities by a third party which might affect your premises.
In these cases, the Condition Survey provides a clear record of the pre-existing condition which can underpin a claim for loss or damage. Equally, a Condition Survey provides a sound defence against an unfair claim. It is often in the mutual interest of all parties involved in a venture to have a Condition Survey carried out and served on all parties and the costs of preparing the Schedule of Condition can be shared.
Anglia Building Surveying are specialists in preparing and serving Condition Surveys and other related services. This is just one of the reasons why we are retained by such a wide variety of clients, with an equally wide variety of building types and property needs.
Whatever your reasons, Anglia Building Surveying will be happy to discuss your particular requirements, and clearly establish what needs to be achieved from the Condition Survey. This ensures we can tailor the product to your specific situation and requirements.