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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...
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...
Jon Charters-Reid the Yorkshire Surveyor explains the pitfalls of skimping and trying to save money when obtaining your best investment, the roof over your head. Time and time again we are contacted by clients who have obtained a survey from other surveying companies...
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...
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...
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:
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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