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 of a building may be obliged to comply with how they use the facility. 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, documentation 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 before 1990. From then on, 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. Therefore, you may sell or lease a building where asbestos is still located. In your town or city, there will be Legislation, rules, and regulations that apply to the existence of asbestos. You must get information from the building owner regarding compliance with Legislation.

Asset replacement value: With commercial real estate properties, it is common for regular valuations to be undertaken by the building owner for insurance purposes regarding 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. The construction costs and replacement value must apply to your location, given the costs of sourcing the construction materials and the labor.

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