Agreements for lease with development obligations—information, site visits and inspection
Agreements for lease with development obligations—information, site visits and inspection

The following Property guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Agreements for lease with development obligations—information, site visits and inspection
  • Information
  • Site visits
  • Inspection
  • General

The tenant will appoint its own surveyor and other consultants to monitor the construction works and to represent the tenant’s interest in relation to various certifications (eg early access, practical completion and remedying defects). According to the nature of the development and the extent to which the tenant’s surveyor has a right to interfere in relation to the works, the developer may ask for approval rights as to whom the tenant appoints.

The terms of the surveyor’s appointment are likely to be in standard form. However, additional terms may be needed where the tenant does not have an independent person administering the building contract (eg where the contract is being administered effectively in-house by the developer). In that case, the tenant's representative should take on an enhanced role in supervising the progress of the developer’s works by assuming more of the functions of a contract administrator.