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Schedule of Condition of Industrial Units in Runcorn: Case Study

We produced a comprehensive photographic schedule of condition for a client leasing two warehouse units in Runcorn, near Liverpool

Brief: Provide a schedule of condition for a client taking on a new lease for two units on an industrial estate near Liverpool.

Property: Two adjacent commercial industrial units, approx. 6800 sq.ft in total.

Instructed by: International energy company.

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Project specification

  • We were asked to prepare a photographic schedule of condition for two commercial industrial units in Runcorn.
  • Our client wanted the schedule of condition to protect their interests regarding dilapidations liabilities.
    • Our schedule of condition could be appended to the lease contract, to provide formal documentation of the condition of the property at the start of the lease.
    • The report would also give the tenant an overview of the current condition of the property they were taking on.
  • The properties were commercial warehouse units, comprising solid masonry construction to the elevations, with upper cladded sections.
    • Structural steels were utilised as structural support for the roof.
    • The roof consisted of felt, covering metal profile corrugated sheets; these incorporated domed GRP rooflights.
    • Internally, walls were mainly solid masonry, with a floor of concrete in situ slab.
  • The two interconnecting units had been knocked through to form one open area. 
  • The property was unoccupied at the time of the survey.
Runcorn schedule of condition
Roof schedule of condition liverpool

Key survey findings

  • Our 360-page report included over 550 photos detailing the condition of the industrial units.
  • Observations on the external condition of the property included:
    • the felt roof covering was in a poor state of condition, with water pooling in several areas
    • previous localised repairs to the roof
    • soiling and vegetation growth to the hard standings
    • surface staining to window frames
    • previous masonry repairs
    • blemishes and deterioration to the metal gate posts.
  • Internal observations included:
    • liquid applied coating had been used around rooflights, suggesting historic or live water ingress
    • evidence of damp on lower levels of the main walls
    • debonded seals around an escape door
    • surface cracks and water blemishes on some ceilings
    • minor blemishes and signs of wear were noted and documented throughout.
schedule of condition survey runcorn
External schedule of condition runcorn

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