A schedule of condition survey allows you to understand the condition of property at a given point in time. Sometimes these reports are referred to as dilapidation reports. In many instances they act much like an insurance policy, documenting a property’s condition before an event occurs – such as prior to you signing a lease or prior to the commencement of development or infrastructure works to a neighbouring property. Undertaking another schedule of condition survey after these events have taken place highlights what’s changed, minimising the likelihood of disputes occurring.
You’d be prudent to carry out a condition survey:
- prior to development or infrastructure works commencing, for example, on neighbouring buildings
- prior to the commencement of a lease
- at termination of a lease
- prior to putting together a maintenance plan
- prior to purchasing a property. This would typically be referred to as due diligence.
If there is cracking in a property, we can install crack monitors to assess changes over time.
We can also help by scoping and managing repairs.