When looking for a new commercial property to lease, it’s important to be aware of any issues with the property’s condition that may affect your business in the long run. Professional advice from a Chartered Surveyor can help to identify and assess any potential defects, allowing you to address them in advance of, or during the course of the, the lease.

When considering a new commercial property, it’s essential to carry out a Pre-Lease Assessment. This should include an inspection of the building and its surroundings. In particular, a Chartered Building Surveyor will pay close attention to the condition of the property itself. A Pre-Lease Assessment will examine the structural integrity of the building and report any defects or damage that could be costly to repair.

Following the assessment, your Chartered Building Surveyor will also be able to advise on any building regulation requirements that need to be met, and any necessary modifications or repairs that should be carried out before signing the lease.

Another aspect covered by a Pre-Lease Assessment is the presence of any environmental risks posed by the property, such as any hazardous materials like asbestos, or any potential issues with the local water supply. They will also be able to advise on any legal restrictions or obligations that may be in place.

A Chartered Surveyor can help you to identify any potential issues that may affect your business in the future, such as flooding risks, planning permission issues, or a lack of access.

With the help of a Chartered Surveyor, you can be sure that you’re making an informed decision when it comes to leasing a commercial property. A Pre-Lease Assessment should be able to identify any potential issues that could affect your business in the future, and provide you with the peace of mind that you’re entering into a sound agreement.

To speak to a member of Lea Hough’s Building Surveying team about a Pre-Lease Assessment, please get in touch.

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Telephone: 01772 458866
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Telephone: 01200 320040
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Telephone: 01524 899850
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Telephone: 0161 265 0070
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