Party walls specimen schedule of condition

The schedule of condition records the condition of relevant parts of an adjoining owner's property before the start of the building owner's works. It enables the surveyors, at a later date, to determine the extent of the building owner's liability for damage caused by the works.

It is good practice in practically all cases to prepare a schedule of condition of adjoining properties prior to work commencing and for that schedule of condition to form part of the award document.

This document is an example of a schedule of condition, providing a suggested layout.