A Schedule of Condition is a report covering the condition of a property. Typically carried out at the start of a commercial lease, it serves to limit the Tenant’s obligations or liability with regards to repairs at the end of the tenancy. 

Anyone renting a commercial premises will be asked to sign a Lease - a legally binding contract made between the landlord and tenant which includes details of what the tenant is responsible for regarding decoration and maintenance of the property. A well-produced, thorough Schedule of Condition serves to protect both parties from potential disputes. 

The Schedule of Condition can be appended to the client’s lease so that when the lease finishes, and the landlord is inspecting the unit, it can serve as a useful comparison, providing proof that the unit has been maintained to a pre-agreed standard. 

This may work both ways, and a Schedule of Condition report can help protect both parties from potential disputes.

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What’s included?

Easton Bevins carries out Schedule of Condition reports on all kinds of commercial premises including, warehouse units, small retail units, supermarkets, garages, factories and doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, restaurants and more. 

Our reports are thorough and comprehensive, accurately documenting the condition of the building when the lease began with comments supported by extensive photo evidence. 

Our step-by-step structured reporting ensures nothing is missed. 

External elements include: 

  • roof
  • guttering
  • elevations (walls, cladding, windows, doors, curtain glazing, rainwater goods)
  • external areas included in the lease - car parking, loading bays, external outbuildings

Internal elements include: 

  • ceiling
  • walls
  • floors
  • windows
  • doors
  • services

The benefits

There are four key clauses relating to property maintenance in a lease: repair, decoration, reinstatement, and compliance. Perhaps surprisingly, decoration often brings about the  highest claims. 

As a rough guide on a standard warehouse unit measuring 10,000 square feet, a lease dilapidations claim might be somewhere between £30,000 to £80,000, or even more. Spending £1,000 on a Schedule of Condition can help reduce this, so it makes a lot of sense.

Expert advice

Easton Bevins has extensive experience in carrying out Schedule of Condition reports for commercial buildings

Our qualified, experienced surveyors can produce a comprehensive Schedule of Condition report to help protect both parties from potential disputes. 

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