RICS Chartered  Building Surveyor

Condition Surveys  

A Condition Survey on either a residential or commercial property,  will assess the building, including the age, character, method of construction, quality of maintenance undertaken and whether there have been any alterations undertaken.

Our Condition Survey will provide a detailed summary of the condition of the property and highlight any areas of specific concern (internally and externally). Our Building Surveyor includes an extensive photographic schedule, depicting the details highlighted within the report. During the course of our inspection our Building Surveyor will will consider the condition of the:

Exterior:

  • Access

  • Boundaries

  • Services

  • Roof

  • Soffits

  • Fascias

  • Gutters and downpipes

  • External ‘envelope’ (Brickwork, pointing, cladding)

  • Doors & Windows

  • Services

Interior:

  • Roof Void / Underside

  • Ceilings

  • Walls

  • Floors

  • Woodwork

  • Kitchen (s)

  • Bathroom(s) / WC’s

  • Services

The nature of our Condition Survey Report and your highlighting of any specific concerns you wish us to review can be discussed and agreed in advance and documented in the ‘Letter of Instruction’ accordingly.

 

Homebuyers & Residential Condition Surveys 

As an RICS Regulated practice, chartered building surveyors undertake:

RICS Home Condition Report
The Home Condition Report describes the condition of the property, identifies any risks and potential legal issues and highlights any urgent defects. It uses simple ‘traffic light’ ratings to clearly identify the condition of the key elements of the property. Typically, the lowest priced of the surveys, it is aimed at conventional properties and newer homes.

RICS HomeBuyer Report (Survey and Valuation)
The RICS HomeBuyer Report includes all the features of the RICS Condition Report, plus a market valuation and insurance rebuild costs. It also includes advice on defects that may affect the value of the property with repairs, and ongoing maintenance advice

A Condition Survey
The condition survey provides a detailed summary of the condition of the property and highlights any areas of specific concern (internally and externally) that we note for both yourself and your Legal Adviser.
Our Building Surveyor will include an extensive photographic schedule depicting the specific points highlighted within the report. See the 'Condition Survey Section' for a breakdown of the content of this service.

 

Schedule of Dilapidations

A Schedule of Dilapidations is normally prepared on behalf of a landlord, towards the end of a lease. However, an Interim Schedule can be prepared during the term.

The Schedule sets out the items of repair that a tenant is required to carry out, under the terms of the lease.

Using their expertise and comprehensive knowledge, our RICS chartered surveyors will, for a Landlord:

  • Analyse the terms of the lease to highlight the tenant’s obligations

  • Carefully identify the correlation between tenant’s liabilities and any associated defects

  • Prepare a Schedule and describe the defect and wants of repair

  • Provide a detailed description of the remedy required

  • Cost the remedy, where required

  • Liaise with the Solicitor for acting for the service of the Schedule upon the tenant

  • Negotiate settlement on behalf of the landlord, by way of the tenant undertaking the necessary works, and / or, a monetary agreement.


For a Tenant, in receipt of a Schedule of Dilapidations, our Surveyors will:

  • Analyse the terms of the lease to assess the tenant’s obligations

  • Carefully identify the correlation between tenant’s liabilities and any associated defects

  • Assess the description of the defects and wants of repair

  • Determine the merits of the detailed description of the remedy required and agree the most cost effective solution

  • Cost the remedy, where required

  • Negotiate settlement on behalf of the tenant undertaking the necessary works, or, a monetary agreement.

 

Schedule of Condition


The incorporation of a Schedule of Condition within a lease can be in the best interests of both a Landlord or Tenant.

Neil Moran MRICS has extensive experience working with both Landlords, Tenants and their respective Solicitors, in agreeing a Schedule, for incorporation into the lease.

The Schedule of Condition is prepared by carrying out a full inspection of a property. The findings are then set out in a tabulated format, describing each part of the property. It incorporates extensive photographs (or video footage) as supporting evidence.

The cost of preparing a Schedule of Condition is dependent of the type, size and complexity of any building. However, the cost of the Schedule of Condition is usually a small fraction of the likely savings that will be achieved in dilapidations liability, or costs of dispute between the parties. if a Schedule of Condition is not put in place.

Neil Moran Associates chartered surveyors are based in Milton Keynes, and work across Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.


We look forward to hearing from you, so we can discuss how our RICS chartered building surveyor might best be able to best assist you. Get in touch.

 

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