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Read the very latest of the whereabouts of Jon Charters-Reid and how you can avoid the pitfalls and perils of selling, buying or building a house

The Grenfell Tower Block

The Grenfell Tower Block

Our thoughts are with those who lost their lives in this heinous tragedy. As a long standing property professional, I'm calling for the resignation of the UK Housing Minister Alok Sharma - despite the unprecedented and unnecessary deaths of the property occupants. How...

HOUSING CRISIS SOLVED

HOUSING CRISIS SOLVED

Yorkshire based leading UK Property expert and Chartered Surveyor Jon Charters-Reid in his letter to Mrs May explains “ under an act of parliament- the government can change the Banks and Building societies act bringing back 95% mortgages. The governments current...

Housing – Freehold versus Leasehold

Housing – Freehold versus Leasehold

We are currently seeing in the media an alarming number of cases where property owners are buying a house from a developer and realising that it has a lease attached to it and is not freehold. This means that you will need to pay an annual ground rent. These annual...

Leasing or Renting: Golden Rule

Leasing or Renting: Golden Rule

Apart from a Schedule of Condition, which we can undertake for you, you need to be extremely mindful of the following: Let’s look at the average lease, which is usually about ten years. Increasingly we have seen a number of individuals and companies take on a...

Leasing a commercial property

Leasing a commercial property

If you are renting or leasing a commercial property you will have to sign a lease. That lease is usually for a given number of years. The lease will be fully repairing and insuring. This means exactly what it says on the tin – that you are responsible for the...

WHAT IS A SCHEDULE OF CONDITION?

A Schedule of Condition is a detailed and factual record of the condition of a property. The Schedule of Condition is usually prepared for contractual reasons to establish the condition of the property at a set date in time, usually the commencement of a lease agreement or in party wall agreements, this can be carried out on either residential or commercial premises.

A Schedule of Condition can be instructed by the following:

  • Landlord
  • Tenant
  • Employer
  • Contractor
  • Neighbour

Having a Schedule of Condition completed by an independent expert provides greater gravitas to the record of condition in the event any party raises a claim or negotiation.

There is a big difference between how a Schedule of Condition is carried out and used, and a Condition Survey. The Schedule of Condition is a record of the condition of a building with descriptive annotations and photographs, usually appended to a legal document, whereas a Condition Survey is prepared to identify the condition of the building and also what works are required.

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