Connect IT Utility Services

This case study details the pre-lease acquisition support and schedule of condition work undertaken by Sillence Hurn for Connect IT Utility Services


To provide pre-lease acquisition support and schedule of condition. Having entered into a long-term FRI tenancy on this substantial property, Connect IT wisely realised the importance of attaching a schedule of condition to the lease.


Sillence Hurn were duly appointed to undertake and produced an extensive and robust SOC to heavily mitigate their clients dilapidation liabilities at lease expiry. David and Alex wish continued success for this established and expanding multi-utility services company which specialises in delivering a range of mains connections to the property sector.


"When we expressed interest in leasing a 20 year-old office and warehouse property the letting agent strongly recommended we use Sillence Hurn, a new start-up headed by two local and very experienced surveyors, to complete the Schedule of Conditions. Following an exchange of emails and brief meeting on site, David Sillence was left to carry out his survey and said it would take approximately three hours. Six hours later the keys to the premises were returned! As a consequence of the full and thorough survey, the landlord agreed to undertake multiple repairs and improvements.

Without such a concise survey it is highly likely that the defects would have led to greater erosion and dilapidation which would have resulted in a costly and inconvenient repairs programme once we were in occupation. We are extremely pleased with the prompt and detailed survey provided by Sillence Hurn, which has enabled our landlords and ourselves to improve the structure, appearance and comfort of our new accommodation. We have no hesitation in recommending their professional service."

Lona Fryatt, Project Manager, Connect IT

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