What is the purpose of a Pre-leasing Condition Survey?
If you are a Property Owner:
If you a tenant:
The purpose of the surveys is to provide an accurate record, pre and post-leasing, of the original condition of the
property. While it is not expected that new tenant will cause damage to a building / property, the building survey
is undertaken as a precautionary measure.
The building survey will assist the building owners or the tenants in the event of a claim for damage, as the
Professional Building Surveyor’s survey report provides written documentation on the pre-leasing condition of the
In a post-leasing condition survey, an inspection and a comparison will be made against the pre-leasing condition
If you are a tenant, you are responsible for repairs. A lease will normally need you to maintain the property in good
repair and possibly put it in good repair if it is a bad state at the outset. Occasionally the lease may say you do
not have to return the premises to the building owner at the end of the lease in better condition than they were at
the beginning. In all cases, you need clear evidence of the condition of the building when you took it on. A building
survey provides this. A schedule of building condition attached to the lease at the outset is your safeguard for later.
The damage / defects would end up cost you hundred over times of the cost of a pre-leasing survey done by a Registered