Schedule of Condition – Blackburn

We recently received an instruction to undertake an inspection and prepare a Schedule of Condition of an industrial unit in Blackburn, Lancashire.  The enquiry was received with the requirement being that the inspection had to be made on a specific date, within a few days of receiving the instruction, to coincide with a commercial deal that was being undertaken by our Client.

The purpose of the Schedule of Condition was to record the condition of the industrial unit which was owned and occupied by a company which our Client, following the deal, was to have an interest in.  As part of the deal our Client was to take on the liability of the industrial unit and wanted to limit their future liabilities to ensure they were not to be responsible for any pre-existing defects or issues in the building.  The Schedule of Condition set out the nature of each element both externally and internally and recorded their condition and visible defects.

The instruction included both the internal and external elements of the building and although the instruction was given at short notice we were able to arrange for an access hoist to be in attendance to allow us to include a high level inspection of the roof  for inclusion in the Schedule of Condition.

The Schedule of Condition included detailed text describing each element in turn and commentary on their condition and any defects noted.  The report was supplemented with detailed photographs supporting the text.  The completed Schedule of Condition was completed and  issued 3 days after the inspection.