COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INSPECTIONS|
The ASTM E-2018 standards are widely
recognized and applicable for most uses. There are some properties or needs that
involve something less, greater or different from these standards and require a
commercial property inspection.
The scope of our commercial property
inspections starts out with the baseline
property condition assessment process
as outlined in the ASTM E-2018 standards
as a starting point. The scope of the standard can be expanded to include
dismantling and operation of readily accessible equipment and systems,
maintenance recommendations with budgets, long term replacement schedules and
cost to remedy deficiencies with no minimum cost threshold. This usually
eliminates the need for obtaining service documents and interviewing called for
in the standards. The end result can provide a more detailed picture of the
condition of major and minor building components and maintenance (good or poor)
has affected its life span and related maintenance costs. The final report will
list the deficiencies, budgets figures to remedy them and a detailed report with
representative photos where appropriate.
We can also customize the scope of our inspection to meet your special needs.
Reports can be in our format or yours.
Commercial property inspections
and property condition assessments
include the condition, life expectancy and repair/replacement budgets for the
roof systems, electrical services, common plumbing including hot water heaters,
heating units, HVAC units
interior/exterior walls, floors, windows and finished areas along with the
grounds and surface lots adjacent to the building. When possible the
report with include interviews with management and maintenance staff, providers
of maintenance contracts on key equipment.
Most of our clients find that a commercial property inspection is appropriate
for apartment buildings with less than 24 units, industrial building and office
buildings of less than 20,000', strip malls with less than 6 stores, individual
stores of less than 10,000', and any type of property for triple net
If your short term budget does not allow for surprises of any size during the
first year or two of ownership, you might want to consider an inspection with
the scope expanded to be more invasive and inclusive than a
property condition assessment.
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