Access audits: what you need to know

In 2010, a new Equality Act came into force that brought together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single act. This act maintains the duties previously imposed by the Disability Discrimination Acts of 1995 and 2005, for which non-compliance can incur serious consequences. Whether planning to build a new commercial property, or take […]

Building defects: your structural risks revealed

Both residents and owners of commercial properties ought to be aware of the numerous building surveys that may need to be employed during their term.  One such survey offered by chartered building surveyors such as Bradley-Mason LLP is the building defects or pathology survey, and it’s a particularly important process when it comes to retaining […]

Dilapidations: is it better to settle out of court?

Dilapidations are complex agreements, and disputes between landlords and their tenants are common. Significant amounts of money can be involved in leasehold liability settlements, and unless both parties know exactly where they stand, amicable conclusions can often remain elusive. In some instances where Dilapidations are particularly hotly disputed, the matter may even need to be […]

Property horrors: what we could find when surveying your property

When you’re buying a property, it’s all too easy to fall for the look, feel, or even price of the place, and ignore the things such as damp corners or gurgling sounds that perhaps only your subconscious had picked up on.  Unfortunately, these are the things that could result in the building needing a large […]

Dilapidations: what are your rights as a commercial landlord?

When a commercial lease agreement comes to an end, the ensuing dilapidations process can be tricky and is often contentious. Put simply, dilapidations represent ‘exit costs’ for the tenants, associated with returning the property back to its original, pre-let state. When a Schedule of Dilapidations is presented to the tenant, it can often come as […]

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