Inspection Tips and Tools For Commercial Investment Property

When you inspect a commercial, My Update Web retail or industrial property, the physical aspects of the property should be well explored and documented. These matters below are some of the key issues for you to review before you complete the property listing or promotion. Tenant compliance to physical building use: The tenants to a building may be obliged to comply with how they use the building.  Such matters will be detailed in the lease. It will help if you read the leases in this regard to identify these things. Antennas and aerials:


Some buildings feature communication antennas and aerials. In the first instance, these should have been approved by the landlord and, in some circumstances, the local planning authority. The antenna or aerial installation will have been made on the approved structures with supporting plans and documentation and access restrictions, and risk signage to prevent people in the area from being exposed to radiofrequency radiation. You need to know that these things have been correctly handled.


Asbestos: It is common knowledge that asbestos is a hazardous building material that still exists in buildings constructed prior to 1990. From that time onwards, it was largely avoided and prohibited as a construction material in most buildings. Originally it was used as an insulation material in areas including electrical switchboards and also on the beams and columns of the building structure as a fire resistant material. ITherefore, it isquite possible that you will sell or lease a building in which asbestos is still located. In your town or city there will be legislation rules and regulations that apply to the existence of asbestos. It is necessary that you get information from the building owner regards compliance to Legislation in this regard.

Asset replacement value: With commercial real estate properties, it is common for regular valuations to be undertaken by the building owner for insurance purposes regards asset replacement. This type of valuation would be applicable in the event of a fire or building disaster. You can also get building replacement values from information sheets provided by local quantity surveyors. You can usually obtain these from the internet. Importantly the construction costs and replacement value need to apply to your location given the costs of sourcing the construction materials and the labor.

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