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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 […]

Dealing with dilapidations – what you need to know

The vast majority of commercial leases contain repairing obligation clauses which specify the extent of the tenant’s responsibility to maintain and repair the property being leased. The landlord will be concerned to see that the property is not devalued by a tenant’s neglect, so clauses in the lease will set out cleaning, redecoration, repair, prevention […]

What are the pros and cons of renting business premises?

Business location and premises are vital factors of any commercial operation, and one of the key decisions business owners have to make is whether to rent the property or invest in purchasing the freehold. At Bradley-Mason LLP, our experienced team of Chartered Building Surveyors are on hand to provide commercial building surveys and a full […]

What is cut edge corrosion? The common defect.

What is cut edge corrosion? Cut edge corrosion is a common defect that affects aging profiled metal roofs and is a defect we regularly find as building surveyors. From the factory, steel roof sheets are finished in a plastic based coating system which protects the steel from corrosion. The sheets are then cut into sizes […]

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