A schedule of condition (SOC) is a documented record of the physical condition of a property, prepared before building work commences for legal and/or contractual reasons. It creates a complete record of the condition of the property that can be used in the future to assess and identify any damage that may have occurred during and as a result of the building works.
It is advisable to seek agreement of all parties so that the schedule is a fair reflection of the condition of the property at the time when it is prepared.
For building works that will be carried out where the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 applies, a schedule of condition is an important consideration for both building owners carrying out the work, and adjoining owners of the neighbouring property or properties. A schedule of condition provides evidence of the condition of the neighbouring building prior to any building works commencing. It provides protection for the building owner carrying out the building work against any false claims for damage caused by the work, whilst also providing means of redress for the adjoining owner should any damage occur.
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