Schedule of Condition Reports
Our Surveyors have undertaken thousands of Schedule of Condition Reports over the years
A Schedule of Condition Report will ensure that a Surveyor visits the property adjoining the work, to prepare a through and impartial record of condition Report.
The Schedule of Condition Report will benchmark the condition of the neighbouring property, thereby ensuring that any defects, damage or issues attributed to the construction works are easily identifiable.
What Does a Schedule of Condition Surveyor Do?
The Surveyor’s role will be to comprehensively inspect all parts of the property both externally and internally that are in close proximity to the proposed construction works.
The Surveyor’s aim will be to record and detail the condition as thoroughly and clearly as possible, ensuring there is a robust record in place in advance of the construction works commencing.
The inspection will result in hundreds to thousands of high definition photographs being taken and a detailed report being compiled.
Our Schedule of Condition Reports
Here at Stokemont there as two types of Schedule of Condition Reports that we offer:
Written & Photographic Schedule of Condition Report
This is the most comprehensive pre construction works inspection and report that can be undertaken. The report includes a full written record of those areas of the property in close proximity to where the works are being undertaken. It also includes a full photographic record that will be held on account and referred back to in the event of issue.
Photographic Schedule of Condition Report
The report includes a full photgraphic record of those areas of the property in close proximity to where the works are being undertaken. These images will form part of a Surveyor’s report and be held on account and referred back to in the event of issue.
Schedule of Condition Report Surveying Costs
Here at Stokemont, we believe that Schedule of Condition Report Surveying costs should be transparent and clear. As a guide our prices are as below, in order to obtain a fixed cost, please get in touch with our Surveying team who will be happy to advise.
Photographic Schedule of Condition Reports for Flats
From £300 + VAT
Photographic Schedule of Condition Reports for Houses
From £350 + VAT
Written & Photographic Schedule of Condition Reports for Flats
From £400 + VAT
Written & Photographic Schedule of Condition Reports for Houses
From £450 + VAT
Want to see an example of one of our Schedule of Condition Reports?
Schedule of Condition Reports will vary depending on the condition of the property and the defects that exist. We’ve included a typical example which you can see below.
Click on the icon to see an example Schedule of Condition Report.
Typical Schedule of Condition Surveying Questions & Video FAQ
How long does a Schedule of Condition Report take?
The length of the inspection very much depends on the neighbouring construction works being undertaken, the size of the property, and ultimately the defect that exists within it.
Will the Surveyor provide Photographs?
How detailed is the Schedule of Condition Report?
Their aim will be to ensure they collect a robust and thorough record of the property acting as proof in the event of damage claim, or damage.
Why Should I Select Stokemont to Complete a Schedule of Condition Report?
We are also very proud to undertake Schedule of Condition Reports for various different property companies within the industry including surveyors, architects, engineers, property agents and solicitors.
This is done via SOC Direct.
This means that on a yearly basis, we can inspect anywhere between 3,000-5,000 properties, meaning that we are well-placed and importantly trusted by our peers to complete comprehensive and robust Schedule of Condition Reports.
Why Would I Need a Schedule of Condition Report?
The key aim of the Schedule of Condition Report is to set out the neighbouring owner’s property condition pre-works.
This will make it incredibly easy and straightforward to establish and confirm if there has been any change to that record during the course of the works or post-works.
It is then for the surveyor who undertook the Schedule to make a researched and informed decision as to whether the damage that has been alleged is different to that of the condition set out within the pre-works Schedule of Condition Report, and importantly whether there is a link between the construction works that took place and the damage that has been recorded.
If indeed the link is strong and the surveyor’s opinion is that they are related, at that stage it will make it incredibly straightforward for the adjoining owner to then pursue the neighbouring for the damage and ultimately the making good of it.
Will the Surveyor Visit after the Schedule of Condition Report?
Checking off the Schedule of Condition Report will see the surveyor re-trace the initial Schedule of Condition Report footsteps, following the same methodical approach to check if there have been any issues caused, or change of Schedule of Condition to that that was noted in advance of the instruction.
Do you Offer Photographic-only Schedule of Condition Reports?
Ultimately, we want to ensure that we can do the most robust service we can, and we feel that providing a comprehensive written record is a legally-sound approach to Schedule of Condition instructions.
For that reason, we do not undertake Photographic-only Schedule of Condition Reports as part of our service offerings.
How Much does a Schedule of Condition Cost?
Will intrusive inspection be undertaken?
No. In all normal circumstances the surveyor’s inspection is going to be visual or where possible small areas of the element that contains the defects will be carefully opened up and inspected.
However it should be worth noting that as surveyors we are not insured to undertake destructive opening up therefore if you did want to gain the benefit of full inspection of the defective area of the property in question this would need to be done prior to the surveyor’s visit via a contractor or alternatively at the time of the surveyor’s inspection with a contractor present.
Will you discuss report content with the contractor?
Here are some Schedule of Condition Reports we’ve done in the past:
Bloomfield Terrace, Belgravia, SW1W
Stokemont Surveyors were very pleased to assist a client with a Schedule of Condition Report of their neighbour’s house on Bloomfield Terrace, Belgravia, SW1W in advance of their proposed rear extension construction works taking place.
Timeline: 5 days
Gowan Avenue, Fulham, SW6
With the house in the centre of this terrace undertaking a full refurbishment, loft conversion and rear extension. Stokemont’s Surveying team provided Schedule of Condition Reports of two mid terrace houses on Gowan Avenue, Fulham, SW6.
Timeline: 3 days
Troy Court, Kensington High Street, W8
Stokemont Surveyors undertook multiple Schedule of Condition Reports in respect of complex structural changes and alterations taking place to this purpose built block of flats in Troy Court on Kensington High Street, W8.
Timeline: 7 days
Our team of Surveyors are not only highly experienced but importantly they are also qualified.
We’re proud to confirm our Surveyors hold membership status and accreditation to some of the world’s leading professional governing bodies including; the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), The Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), the Pyramus and Thisbe Club (P&T) and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).
Thoroughly recommend Stokemont! Professional and knowledgeable. We had a few problems but Stokemont’s experience and advice helped us find the best solution to the problem and moved us forward with no delays. They were quick to respond and always kept us in the loop with the process. Will definitely be using their services again in the future and recommending them to friends/family. Thank you again!
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