Kenyon Gough Chartered Surveyors

Schedules of Condition

Typically schedules of condition are required when moving into a new commercial property.

We have many years of experience in providing thorough reports giving our clients peace of mind. We understand that these reports are often the final hurdle before completing on a property and are required in a timely manner. Our reports are written in clear English with accompanying photographs.

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Featured Case Study

We understand that a Schedule of Condition is often the last consideration before signing a lease and moving into a property. We therefore also understand that a Schedule of Condition is often required quite quickly.

However, a Schedule of Condition must be accurate and detailed. When the lease term comes to an end we want our clients to have the best possible record of the condition of the building at lease commencement so they are protected against large and unwarranted dilapidations claims.

We were recently approached by a client who was taking a tenancy on an office. The office was located in a relatively new business park and on the face of it was in good condition.

When we carried out the schedule of condition we systematically inspected every aspect of the building both externally and internally. We were looking to log both structural and cosmetic defects and logically capture the condition of the unit. Despite the building being relatively new it took 305 photographs to comprehensively capture the condition of the property.

We negotiate the wording of our Schedules of Condition with landlords as necessary and on this occasion the landlord scrutinised and challenged some of the wording. The landlord had swiftly rectified some defects (prompted by the Schedule of Condition we had produced) so we adjusted the Schedule of Condition accordingly. The wording on some of the other items was negotiated with the landlord until a version of the document was agreed.

The final report was thorough and one our client knows they can confidently refer back to in 5 years time when the tenancy comes to an end.