Why do I need a lease inspection?
Many people believe that a property inspection should only be conducted before buying a residential or commercial building. Not true! If you’re a business owner, you should conduct an inspection prior to leasing a commercial space.
As a business owner, it is essential that you make sure the office or warehouse space you’re leasing isn’t going to cause you any problems down the road. If you skip this step, you may end up locked into a contract that negatively impacts your business.
Owners of lease commercial property should also conduct lease inspections to ensure that the property is safe for tenants. An inspection will also help you identify issues that need to be fixed to prevent the property from losing value.
How often should I conduct a lease commercial inspection?
As a business owner looking to lease commercial property, an inspection should be conducted before finalizing the contract.
As an owner of commercial property being leased, how often you choose to conduct an inspection will vary. At minimum, an inspection should be done whenever a tenant leaves or before a new tenant moves in. For long term tenants, it is good practice to annually inspect the property. This will ensure that the tenants are not breaching their contract, as well as affords you the opportunity to pinpoint any potential maintenance issues.
An older building should be inspected frequently, as it is likely to deteriorate faster than a new property. Some features of older properties may also not be up to code, as codes change all the time.
What does a lease commercial inspection include?
A lease commercial inspection can be as basic or as comprehensive as you’d like. The more comprehensive, the more likely you are to catch problems before they cost you a lot of money. Some of the essential features that should be checked during a lease inspection include:
- The foundation and roof. Cracks, warping, and water damage all indicate that there may be structural issues that are costly to fix.
- Interior features. This includes flooring, walls, windows, and ceilings.
- Exterior features. Emergency exits must be accessible at all times, and there should be adequate access for wheelchair users. The parking lot and drainage systems should also be assessed.
- Electrical and plumbing. Any leaks or code violations in these systems will need to be repaired.
In older buildings, mold and carbon monoxide leaks should also be searched for.
Contact Checkmark Plus for your lease inspection
Checkmark Plus is the ideal choice for lease inspections in New Jersey and New York. In addition to commercial lease inspections, Checkmark Plus can also inspect your condominiums and residential properties. We also have experience in radon gas and termite gas inspections.
Herman Andrade of Checkmark Plus has over fifteen years of experience and is fluent in both English and Spanish. We are also certified by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, so you can book with confidence knowing a quality inspection is guaranteed. Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to book you in for a lease commercial inspection.