Commercial services at a glance

The devil is in the detail when it comes to completing dilapidation surveys and we have proved consistently that our strong technical knowledge helps to maximize our clients fair claim for damages through the dilapidations protocol. We also have a huge amount of experience with regard to asset management and have managed multi-million pound property maintenance budgets for a range of clients. If you need a capital expenditure report or a planned preventative maintenance schedule then please call us.

Whether you are a landlord or a potential new leaseholder, if you are thinking about entering into a new lease then you want to ensure that there is a detailed record of the buildings condition applicable to the day your lease started. This will ensure that negotiations & remedies to reinstate the building to its original state of repair at lease end are fair and reasonable. We can produce detailed schedules of condition that include a catalogued photographic record pertaining to both the internal and external state of repair.
Dilapidations claims are based upon contract law, supplemented by case law and statute. A lease essentially creates a contractual relationship between 2 parties and a schedule of dilapidations is an allegation of breach of contract, which could result in legal action. As a record of evidence that can be put before the court, the clarity and accuracy of a schedule of dilapidations is extremely important. Our team can act on your behalf in compiling a dilapidation survey and/or Scott schedule at the end of the lease. Our expertise will ensure that you have the best possible advice with regard to remedy and damages. Costs are based on a one off fee for the initial survey, dilapidation schedule and service of quantified demand. Ongoing fees for negotiation are based on a small percentage of the total award for damages.
We can carry out full condition surveys on a wide range of commercial building types, even using the latest drone and video technology to inspect areas not previously accessible without specialist access equipment.
Smart building maintenance is about planning ahead and spreading the maintenance costs efficiently across the whole life of the building to avoid costly responsive repairs and to further ensure that maintenance work is within your planned budget. Our team can review your current maintenance spending and schedule, cost and prioritise work over an agreed time frame to allow owners, occupiers and building managers to plan their property expenditure. and set service charges and sinking fund levels.
The CAPEX report and Planned Preventative Maintenance schedule will be completed by a qualified building surveyor who understands building maintenance and whole life cycle costs. Reports will always be tailored to fit individual client requirements.
We are one of the leading UK experts on damp, disrepair and building defects in properties and carry out a great deal of expert witness work relating to commercial as well as residential buildings.