Introduction to this document

New premises checklist

When moving, it’s vital to scrutinise the proposed premises for health and safety issues. If ignored, they may cause you additional expense after the purchase or tenancy agreements have been signed.

Avoid nasty surprises

If you fail to check a new premises properly, you could be in for some expensive repair and refurbishment bills - especially if it’s full of asbestos or legionella bacteria. To help you to pick up on such issues before it’s too late, use our New Premises Checklist.

What’s covered?

Use our checklist to help you identify the main health and safety issues. The list is not meant to be exhaustive and you can add other items depending on the type of premises. It covers whether the building has any asbestos, issues with remaining machinery, fire precautions, services and environmental issues.