What is a Schedule of Condition Survey?

A Schedule of Condition Survey gives you a comprehensive, written and photographic record of your commercial property’s condition that you can include within a tenant’s lease to outline their repair and reinstatement responsibilities.

When and why you need a Schedule of Condition Survey

When letting a commercial property, it’s important to record the condition of the premises, and any obligations on the tenant to maintain/reinstate it in a Schedule of Condition Survey that is issued within the tenancy agreement. This record, which you may later come to rely on, offers you the means to seek legal action, should a tenant fail to return the property to you in the same condition in which they let it.

As well as offering both you and your tenant a clear record of the property’s condition at the outset of a tenancy, a Schedule of Condition Survey acts as an evidentiary document you can use in your defence, should a future dispute arise over dilapidations.

Key features of our Schedule of Condition Survey:

  • An on-site, in-person inspection, conducted by a qualified RICS buildings condition surveyor, at your commercial premises, prior to a new tenancy commencing.
  • A detailed photographic and written report, documenting the internal and external condition of your building, as observed by the attending surveyor.
  • The use of specialist equipment, such as drain cameras and mobile elevated work platforms, to enable us to conduct a comprehensive check for defects.

Why choose GJS Dillon for your Schedule of Condition Survey?


Our Schedule of Conditions team, headed up by Associate Director of Commercial Building Surveying, Rob Cant, is fully regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and all GJS Dillon Directors are RICS Accredited.

A Trusted Partner

GJS Dillon are the proud holder of a number of independent industry awards and accreditations, and our many positive customer testimonials attest to the high-quality service provided to our clients by our team.

Ongoing Support

In addition to Schedule of Condition Surveys, our commercial property experts can assist you with other aspects of commercial property ownership, such as Commercial Buildings Surveys, Reinstatement Cost Assessments, and Schedules of Dilapidations.

Get a Quote

To receive a quote for a Schedule of Condition Survey from our West Midlands based commercial property building surveyors, please get in touch with us using the details below.

Services Included

Building surveys

Schedules of condition and dilapidations reports

Planned maintenance schedules

Advice on new office/warehouse fit out

Advice on possible refurbishment schemes

Costings for commercial development

Project management

What Our Clients Say...

Cox Mahon

We instructed GJS Dillon to prepare a reinstatement cost assessment for building insurance purposes. We were delighted with the quality of the report which was issued in a timely manner and the personable approach given to the instruction by Mike Sutton, their Director of Building Surveying.

Brocks Holdings Limited

We were very impressed with Mike’s commerciality and experience, always keeping his observations in the context of our requirements.

The report itself was clear and concise and concentrated on those significant issues which may affect our interest in the building post acquisition. All in all, very impressive from start to finish.

Case Studies

Reinstatement Cost Assessment for Building Insurance purposes

  • Cox Mahon
  • The Tudor House, New Road, Bromsgrove
On behalf of our client, GJS Dillon undertook an inspection of The Tudor House, 1-3 New Road, Bromsgrove for the purposes of assessing its reinstatement cost for building insurance purposes.
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Pre-acquisition building survey for investment purposes

  • Brocks Holdings Limited
  • Grade II listed, circa 1830 with later additions and alterations
The property is located in Worcester City Centre, directly north of Worcester High Street. The surrounding area of Foregate Street and The Tything are, in the main, occupied by professional...
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Talk to our Schedule of Condition Survey team

Rob Cant

Associate Director of Building & Project Consultancy

Karen Coles

Practice Manager

Mike Sutton

Consultant Building Surveyor

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