Schedules of Condition

A Schedule of Condition is carried out in order to determine the condition of a property and may be drawn up for a variety of reasons:
In support of Party Wall Awards in advance of building works and/or remedial works
Dilapidations

Party wall awards
The Schedule is used as a record to protect the building owner from a false claim by the neighbours and also ensures that, in the unlikely event of damage occurring to the neighbours’ property, that damage will be made good and the neighbouring property reinstated to its original condition prior to works commencing.

The Schedule also provides a comprehensive photographic record of the parts of the building affected by the works.

At the end of the lease you will need a dilapidations survey to counter any dilapidation claim made by your landlord.

Dilapidations
Most leases require the tenant to keep the property in repair and to hand back the property in the same condition on conclusion of the lease.

A Schedule of Condition should be instigated before the signing of a lease to establish and agree the condition of the property prior to signing and so that any repair costs can be identified prior to signature and attached to the lease.

At the end of the lease you will need a dilapidations survey to counter any dilapidation claim made by your landlord.