We recently carried out a Reinstatement Cost Assessment (RCA) of a small industrial estate comprising of six self-contained units with a gross internal floor area of 903m² and an external area of 237m². The terraced building is of a steel portal frame design with brickwork to mid height and profile metal cladding above all under […]

How does a Schedule of Condition protect both landlord and tenant?

Whether you are a landlord with property to let or a business about to enter into a lease agreement, a Schedule of Condition (SoC) is an important document designed to protect your interests. The document is typically prepared for legal and contractual reasons, both for residential and commercial properties. A Schedule of Condition is generally […]

Reinstatement Cost Assessment – what you need to know

Having adequate insurance cover for your commercial buildings is vital, whether your investment is a single building or you’re managing a larger portfolio. Not enough insurance can leave you financially exposed in the event of a claim, particularly in the event that you have to rebuild the property, which can have potentially disastrous consequences. Too […]

12 common commercial lease terms and how they affect your tenancy

Before taking on a commercial lease, it’s important to check the document carefully. Obviously, this applies to any legal contract, but smaller business owners in particular may be unfamiliar with the terms and conditions that go with the leasing of premises – be they office space, a shop or restaurant, a workshop or medical establishment. […]

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)

Information and advice for Landlords to maximize the opportunity of improving the EPC rating of their property portfolios, ahead of MEES regulation changes and more stringent EPC rating requirements. Background Energy Performance Certificates have been a Statutory requirement for new Leases of commercial properties since 2008. The report assesses the energy efficiency of the building […]

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