Pre-Acquisition Surveys


Expert in undertaking pre-acquisition surveys and due diligence of commercial properties, for experienced asset managers of large investment funds, to owner occupiers, or start up businesses taking their first shaky steps into the world of commercial property.

Whether you’re acquiring a freehold or leasehold interest, and whichever end of the spectrum you find yourself, it’s imperative you get the property checked out – not taking professional advice can have serious cost implications.  The appointment of a Chartered Building Surveyor from the outset is highly likely to pay for itself many times over.

Chartered Building Surveyors (with the MRICS or FRICS designations) are professionals trained in all property and construction types, and have a good broad understanding of all health and safety, legal, transactional and occupational requirements – hence offer the perfect starting point to give a holistic and realistic view of problems you’re likely to encounter.

Not only will our advice focus on the building envelope, it’s structure and performance and environmental impact – but we also pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ needs and expectations from their working environments.

It’s important also to consider the complete life cycle of your ownership or occupation.  When signing a new lease, you can be agreeing to return th property to a better condition than it’s current condition, so we’ll also review the lease and provide advice on how to mitigate your liability at lease end.

We offer a range of reporting formats to suit all needs; clearly the requirements of an investor buying a building which already has tenants on Full Repairing and Insuring Leases are quite different from a business acquiring the freehold interest to occupy for themselves following refurbishment and alterations.

We offer the following ‘standard’ reporting formats, but can also offer bespoke formats if you have specific requirements, please click on each the title for more information on each:

  • Commercial Building Surveys
  • Summary Condition Reports
  • Investment Surveys
  • Due Diligence