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Commercial Surveys

The preparation of a commercial survey report differs in several ways to that of a residential one. For example, Repairing Covenants, length of lease, and liability for dilapidations and repairs are important issues that are discussed in detail within our reports, subject to availability of a copy of the lease.

If you are considering purchasing or renting commercial premises you are well advised to commission a pre-acquisition or building survey in order to fully assess the condition of the property prior to making any formal commitment. The condition and cost of repair may have a bearing on the price or the rent you are willing to pay.

Most commercial lease terms state that the tenant accepts responsibility for the repair and maintenance of the property. Prospective tenants are advised to have a commercial survey undertaken on the condition of the property before they enter a legal commitment in order to avoid any later negotiation of claims for disrepair.


All our reports can be tailored to suite your particular circumstances and we will provide as much detail as you require, which can range from a general overview to a full in-depth report on the condition of the property. Specialist access equipment can be arranged, if required, to assist in inspections, for example of roof coverings or roof voids.


Additional specialist consultancy services can also be arranged in conjunction with our surveys, if necessary, to include for example gas and electric inspections and asbestos testing or removal. Please see Specialist Services for more information in this respect.













Pre - Acquisition Surveys


Property is increasingly regarded as a good long term investment, even in the current economic climate, but this can often be threatened by defects which go undetected at the time of purchase.


We recognise the need to minimise these risks as far as possible which is where a pre acquisition survey will reassure you as to the true condition of the property and alert you to any defects. The survey can also be tailored to address your particular requirements which can be especially important if you are considering alterations, extensions or refurbishment works.


For a quotation or further advice on how we may be able to assist you please call us on 01260 291089 or alternatively please complete the online enquiry form on the left.



Planned Maintenance


The object of planned maintenance is to predict when certain repairs to a property will be required and therefore allow for proper budget control and reduce the cost of emergency ad-hoc maintenance and the inevitable disruption to your business that this can involve. Planned maintenance schemes can be just as appropriate for small or individual buildings as they are for larger property portfolios.


For further advice on how we may be able to assist you please call us on 01260 291089 or alternatively please complete the online enquiry form on the left.



Schedules of Condition


Prospective tenants entering a lease agreement should seek to protect their interests by recording the condition of the premises at the commencement of their term. Without this protection tenants can be required by landlords to undertake costly repairs, even though the defects pre-date their occupation of the property.


A professionally prepared and agreed schedule of condition is desirable in many cases. If you would like further advice on how we may be able to assist you or a quotation please call us on 01260 291089 or alternatively please complete the online enquiry form on the left.



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