Defects Inspections

We had instructions from a Property Manager to report on cracking in a second floor flat above a commercial unit. The Lessee stated that the cracking followed building works on the ground floor. The building was circa 80 years old, comprising of ground floor commercial space with 2 floors of flats above. The ground floor […]

Planned Maintenance Plan, London

We received instructions to inspect and review the condition of our Clients building in London. The building is a period terrace property extending over 4 floors. The building include commercial space to the lower floors with residential accommodation to the upper parts. There had been no repairs or redecoration works undertaken to the building for […]

The Impact of a Schedule of Condition on a Dilapidations Claim, Guildford, Surrey

We received instructions from a Property Manager on behalf of their Client to prepare a Schedule of Dilapidations. The claim was for a commercial retail property in Guildford. The Tenant was in occupation of the property for 20 years and the current Lease, negotiated 2 years prior, was expiring. The recent 2 year Lease included […]

Penthouse Survey, London SW1

Our Client was purchasing a penthouse flat near Slone Square and required a building survey. The Client wanted to understand the general condition of the flat which he planned to refurbish. The survey included an inspection of the the Penthouse apartment which was a more recent addition to period residential terraced property below. Our Client […]

Photographic Schedule of Condition, Wimbledon

Our Client, a Tenant, was agreeing a Lease on three industrial buildings in Wimbledon and the Lease was ready to sign. Our Client was under pressure to sign the Lease but had concerns over the condition of the buildings. The Tenant instructed us to prepare a Photographic Schedule of Condition. The Landlord agreed to attached […]

What is a Schedule of Condition?

There is often confusion as to what a Schedule of Condition is and what purpose it serves. A Schedule of Condition is a visual record of the condition of a building at the time of inspection. The Schedule of Condition will describe building elements and comment their condition. The Schedule of Condition will include a […]

Landlords Licence for Alterations, London W14

Our Client is a property manager who manages a number of residential blocks of flats in west London. We received instructions to advise on a Lessee’s proposed works for inclusion in a Landlords Licence. We reviewed the proposed works which included the removal of the existing roof and the construction of a mansard roof. The […]

Defects Inspection, Battersea, London

A Property Manager instructed us to inspect and report on damp issues in a well presented 4 bedroomed period terraced villa in Battersea, London. The house suffered isolated damp issues in locations on the basement, ground and second floors. The house previously had leaks from the first floor shower room which were remedied. There were […]

Commercial Office Survey, Woking Surrey

We received a referral from a solicitor whose Client was looking to take a commercial Lease. Our Client required a Building Survey of an office suite in a multi-let office building in Woking. We received instructions to undertake a building survey of the proposed demise which was on the ground floor. We recommended that the […]

Schedule of Dilapidations, The Strand, London

We received an enquiry from a Property Manager for a Schedule of Dilapidations. The Schedule was for an office suite adjacent to a theatre on The Strand London. The Lease had 2 weeks left to run from date of the initial enquiry. A Tenant should be notified of items of reinstatement before Lease expiry. This […]