Commercial real estate transfers are not a simple process and require a lot of preparation as you cross all of your t’s and dot your i’s. You need a clear line of communication between all of the parties involved as you navigate the financing for the property, the condition and value of the building, as well as local, state, and federal regulations. GreenLInk Home Inspections can help you clear one major hurdle in the process with a commercial property inspection. We’ll guide you through some steps you can take to prepare your commercial building for an inspection this fall.
Gather Your Documentation
One of the first things that a seller should do is to gather any appropriate documentation for their commercial property. This can include maintenance and repair records, building permits, compliance certificates, floor plans, surveys, and any other relevant paperwork you may have. A buyer should ensure that the seller has everything accessible and ready to be reviewed by the inspector to help inform their evaluation.
Verify Safety and Security Systems
Have you verified that all of the necessary safety and security systems in your building are functional? All fire alarms, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, and sprinkler systems should be operational and comply with local fire safety codes. You’ll also want to check security cameras, alarms, and control systems to make certain they are in working order and doing their job.
Complete Routine Maintenance
Completing any routine maintenance before your commercial property inspection will not only help the process go smoother but could potentially avoid surprises on the inspection report. If you are due for HVAC maintenance, you should ensure that your heating and cooling system is functioning as it should be and that any minor repairs are addressed before they are documented as flaws on the report.
Schedule a Commercial Property Inspection
GreenLInk will help protect your interests with a rigorous and thorough inspection as we assess many interior and exterior elements of your commercial property, including the foundation, structural system, roof, plumbing, electrical, and more. Our engineering services can meet other building needs that you may in addition to the inspection. Contact us today at (516) 774-4565 to schedule your inspection or to request a quote. We serve residents in Suffolk County, Nassau County, Seaford, Massapequa, and Merrick.