Do I need a survey if I am only taking a lease on a commercial property?

We would advise you to have a survey carried out to ensure that the property being leased meets your requirements. Depending on the agreed terms of the lease, once entered into, you may become responsible for the repair and maintenance of the property both internally and externally. If the property has a defect that would not be highlighted other than by a survey this could become very expensive to put right once the lease begins.