About Commercial Surveys and Valuation

At Michael Holden Chartered Surveyors we offer a wide range of commercial surveys and commercial valuation reports such as schedules of condition, dilapidations surveys, commercial building surveys, specific defect reports, CPO, Expert Witness, Rent Reviews, Rating Appeals, Pension Fund Appraisals, Reinstatement Valuations, Probate and Matrimonial Valuations. Our team of Surveyors are all RICS registered valuers with decades of experience across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and the Lake District. If you are unsure on the product that you require please do not hesitate to contact us and our admin team will be happy to talk you through our range of services to ensure you get the product that is right for you.

Commercial Surveys

We offer a variety of survey products specific to commercial buildings. These Surveys include schedules of condition, schedules of dilapidation, full-scale commercial building surveys and specific defect reports. A schedule of condition (or condition survey/report) documents the condition of building elements and reports on any damage that has occurred. In addition to recording damage noted to a building, the schedule of condition will also outline the repairs that should be carried out. Schedules of condition can help to protect tenants against future dilapidation reports that may come into play when a lease is terminated. A schedule of dilapidation documents and highlights defects noted to a building during or at the end of a lease term, this schedule will highlight any defects noted to breach the lease terms.

Commercial Valuations

Here at Michael Holden Chartered Surveyors, we have several RICS registered valuers that specialise in commercial instructions. We consequently offer a range of commercial valuation products. These include the likes of:

  • Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO)
  • Expert Witness
  • Rating Appeals
  • Rent Reviews
  • Pension Fund Appraisals
  • Reinstatement Valuations
  • Probate and Matrimonial Valuations

Compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) allow public bodies to force homeowners to sell up if their property or business obstructs a regeneration project or it’s for the “greater public good”. They can be issued by local authorities, highways authorities, regional development agencies, English Partnerships and, in Greater London, English Heritage.

No private individual or company has the power to take you to court to force you to sell your home or business. And any public body that wants a Compulsory purchase order (CPO) has to prove that it’s for the “greater public good” and not for private gain.

When a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) is made, the authority CANNOT force you to sell. They are merely applying to a government department for powers to be able to force you to sell. Depending on what you and others do next, it may take months or years before they secure these powers, if they do at all. Some examples of the types of projects where compulsory purchase may be needed are: town centre regeneration, housing developments, road building projects, rail building projects.

Expert Witness Valuations (diminution in valuation): This type of valuation is required when there is a dispute between two ‘party’s’ in the case. This type of valuation includes the likes of: Matrimonial Cases, Single Joint Expert Witness, Joint Expert Witness and Defect Analysis.


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