Commercial surveys

Commercial building survey

Whether it is freehold or leasehold, large or small, our building surveys will allow you to fully understand the property

Many leasehold occupiers don’t appreciate the risk in inheriting dilapidations liability. This can come as an expensive shock at lease expiry. A building survey will allow you to be fully informed of your liability before entering into a lease. We can also help you take steps to reduce future costs

Ben Woodcock – Founding Director, BWC Consulting

Clear reporting

All of our reports are issued with clear and concise information supported with costs and photographs. We don’t bulk out reports with unnecessary information so you won’t need to go hunting for the findings and advice you need.


The costs for remedying defects and essential maintenance are included in all reports. For investment properties we provide a 10 year capital cost forecast and for leasehold properties we can provide estimates for dilapidations liability.

Flexible service

Most reports are adapted to suit each instruction, however we can tailor the survey inspection and report to suit your requirements.

Document review

As part of our building surveys we review all relevant and available documentation. Knowing the lease terms and tenancy details is essential when setting out our advice. If alterations are planned we can also review details and provide comment.

Legal team support

Your legal team are unlikely to attend the property and so they will need to rely upon our findings to be their eyes and ears. To ensure your purchase or lease goes smoothly, we are always able to discuss issues with them and provide commercial input.


We will provide a visual inspection of all accessible service plant. If a greater level of detail is needed we can arrange specialist evaluation and incorporate findings within out report and costings.


The key part to any building survey is the quality of the inspection. We only have experienced surveyors who know what to look for and who will get access to the critical areas. Our team will do all they can to undertake a thorough inspection.


Our strength is being able to establish your requirements and undertaking the right inspection and report for your needs. Your surveyor will update you immediately on critical items and will always be available to discuss findings and next steps.

Fast turnaround

If you have an urgent requirement we can move fast to inspect and report and put together the right team for your project.

New and refurbished buildings still have defects

Recent surveys

Hotel building survey
Hotel: London WC1

A central London 315 room hotel including inspection of roof areas and MEP plant.

Office building survey
Office: London EC2

A 3,200sq ft office within a multi-let office building in the City of London.

Care home building survey
Care home: Bristol BS1

A 5 storey grade II listed building converted into a care home with outbuildings.

Distribution building survey
Logistics: France
A large 300,000sq ft distribution centre developed over three phases.
Office building survey
Office building: Wiltshire

A large 100,000sq ft multi-let office complex.

Retail park building survey
Retail park: Salford

A mixed use retail and leisure park with service bays and large outdoor car park.

Office building survey
Office building: Glasgow

A fully let 64,000sq ft stand alone office building with basement parking.

Office building survey
Office: London W1
A small 2,230sq ft office space within a multi-let building that included a fit out from the outgoing tenant.

We can include specialist review of all MEP plant and services

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Provide the property details for a fixed price quotation
BWC Consulting

BWC Consulting Limited (12274486)

Saddlers Halt, 86 High Street, Chobham, Surrey GU24 8LZ

T: 01483 346 866