Schedules of Condition are an essential benchmark at the time of taking up a lease on a commercial property, due to the maintenance responsibilities which are commonly placed on a tenant. Under the terms of a lease the tenant will be required to return the building to the landlord in no worse condition than when the lease was taken. The tenant is responsible for repairs, maintenance and even replacing parts of the building, fixtures or fittings.
Sometimes the tenant is required to improve the condition of the property during the course of the lease. A Schedule of Condition details the condition of the building and is always accompanied by a set of photographs.
Schedules of Condition may also be required before extensive building work which may cause damage to neighbouring premises, or as part of an Award document made under the provisions of the Party Wall Etc Act 1996.
At Johal Regan our surveyors can provide a Schedule of Condition both at the start and at the termination of the lease. The report will provide an accurate summary of the condition of the property together with any defects prior to occupation.
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