Schedule of Condition
Updated: Jan 21, 2018
A schedule of condition is often requested by tenants that are entering into a new lease and where there is disrepair noted in the property.
A schedule of condition accurately records the condition of the property by way of a detailed photographic schedule and accompanied by a description of the condition. With a keen eye for detail and exemplary technical knowledge of construction and the surrounding law, we specialize in producing accurately detailed schedules of condition.
We often encounter situations where a tenant has entered into a full repairing & insuring lease without proper advice and without a schedule of condition, and as a consequence of the property’s poor condition at the start of the lease have suffered monumental dilapdiations claims for damage that was not even caused by them initially. A schedule of condition is often requested by tenants that are entering into a new lease and where there is disrepair noted in the property. This schedule of condition will restrict a landlord’s claim for dilapidations at lease end should it suitably form part of the lease.
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Schedules of condition are also used to document the condition of an adjoining owners property when party wall works are being undertaken. This schedule of condition is appended to a party wall award and can be used to highlight any damage caused as a result of the works.
Schedules of condition are also useful in construction projects, where there are works happening to an existing building or adjacent building. For instance, excavating a basement beneath an existing building can cause damage to finishes above or the operation of doors and windows as a result of movement. Having a schedule of condition agreed between the client and contractor will help avoid any future dispute over damage caused as a result of the works.
We have seen a number of cases of inaccurate or poorly drafted schedules of condition over the years, which, as a result of their inadequacy have been a major point of contention or been disregarded entirely.