SMC Chartered Surveyors undertakes surveys of commercial buildings for a variety of purposes:
If you are purchasing a building and want to know if the property is in a good state of repair, or not, we can undertake a detailed inspection and report on the condition of the property. If you already own a property, we can also provide an opinion on the state of repair and make recommendations as to remedial work and preventative maintenance.
We often advise tenants to have a schedule of condition prepared before the commencement of a lease. The schedule is then appended to the lease and protects the tenant from a full repairing liability. This is most important if an older property is being leased or if the lease is relatively short term. The last thing a tenant needs is a huge repair bill at the end of a lease and a schedule of condition helps to mitigate these costs.
A schedule of dilapidation is usually served on a tenant at the end of a lease. It sets out any breaches of repair covenant, with an estimate of the costs of remedying the breaches. We offer a full service, including negotiations with the tenant and supervision of works, S.18 valuations, expert witness reports and Court testimony.
In some cases, a tenant can serve a schedule of dilapidations on the landlord. This applies if the landlord is responsible for certain repairs and has failed to repair common areas and services adequately, for example.
Please see our page on Building Defects
SMC acts primarily for clients in the Sheffield, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire areas. However, we are happy to take on work further afield.
To discuss your commercial survey requirements please don’t hesitate to contact one of our team on 0114 281 2183 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.