Schedule of Condition Surveys
A Schedule of Condition is a comprehensive record of a property’s condition that can be used as a benchmark for future assessments. They are used as a means for property owners, such as landlords, to protect themselves against any future damages to their property.
If any future damages occur, landlords will be able to claim the cost of the repairs using the schedule of conditions to demonstrate what the correct property condition should be. Alternatively, if a landlord claims for repair costs that a tenant is arguing they did not cause, the schedule of conditions can determine if the damages were there prior to their contractual agreement, meaning that both parties are protected against unfair costs.
Our team of surveyors have the required knowledge and expertise in dealing with Dilapidation claims. We understand the unique challenges that each case can present and aim to support our clients in future Dilapidation claims through providing a detailed report and effective collaboration.
What will a Schedule of Conditions include?
A Schedule of Conditions is a detailed report that can only be carried out by a RICS qualified professional.
Once one of our RICS qualified surveyors have completed your Schedule of Conditions, it will include:
- The purpose of the schedule.
- A room-by-room inspection detailed by a written report and photographic evidence.
- The time, date and weather conditions during the time of inspection.
- A detailed outline of any issues or defects with the property, including cracks, holes, stains, mould, decay, or more.
- Information regarding any repairs that may be required.
- Definitions of the terms used throughout the report.
- Any relevant drawings for the property.
Your report will also include information regarding the conditions in which the report can be relied upon. For example, if you are a landlord and you choose to use this report as a part of your lease agreement to set the benchmark for conditions, then this will be clearly stated and you will need to ensure that this is a part of the lease agreement before it is signed by the tenant.
If you have any questions regarding your reports and how they can be used, please contact one of our expert team members to learn more about how we can assist you.
When is a Schedule of Conditions used?
Schedules of condition may be prepared under the instruction of a landlord, a tenant, an employer, a contractor, or a neighbour and can be arranged for either residential or commercial buildings. Typically, they are required:
- At the beginning of a lease agreement by the landlord.
- At the beginning of construction by either the property owner or a neighbour.
- When a Party Wall dispute occurs.
A Party Wall is a wall that separates neighbouring properties that are conjoined. Here, a Schedule of Conditions is used to protect neighbours from any potential damages that may occur to avoid potential disputes.
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