COMMERCIAL SURVEYS, REPORTS & REVIEWS
Schedule of Dilapidations
Most commercial leases allow the landlord to serve notice on the tenant, listing items that are in disrepair and requiring the tenant to comply with its repairing obligations.
Trafford Surveyors specialise in calculating diminution in value claims under section 18 of the Landlord and Tenant Act of 1927.
Schedule of Condition Reports
A Schedule of Condition Report documents the existing condition of a building prior to a purchase, renting by tenants, commercial lease or a change of ownership.
The condition and any damage which has already occurred as well as areas likely to give problems in the future.
Rent reviews give landlords the opportunity to review the rent at given periods during the term of the lease.
We carry out comprehensive assessments to determine whether your property is being well looked after. Our experience in this field allows us to confidently advise on tactics to employ in negotiations where reasonable increases are needed to cover certain costs.
We are up to date on case law which can have an important influence so we can advise you on your rights as well as your responsibilities towards your tenants. We pride ourselves on having a good knowledge of the local market/potential occupancy rates for similar properties to yours.
A dilapidation report generally applies to leased properties and is usually carried out towards the end of a lease by the landlord.
In preparing a schedule of dilapidation, the lease is examined, and premises are inspected. The final report provides the information on the current condition of the property, the work required to return the premises to their previous condition and estimates for the required works.
The tenant can produce their own dilapidation report should they believe the landlords to be unfair.