It is a record of the condition of the adjoining property before work starts.
It normally covers the floors, walls and ceilings adjacent to the proposed works or areas potentially at risk of damage.
It is not a requirement of the Act to undertake a Schedule of Condition but it is recommended. It provides contemporary evidence in the event that damage occurs or is alleged to have occurred as a consequence of the work.
Adjoining owners sometimes consent to a Notice on the basis that a Schedule of Condition is carried out (but a Party Wall Award would not be produced if a Notice is consented).
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