Our expertise covers the full range of surveying services for residential or commercial property:
Building Surveys involve the inspection externally of the roofs, chimneys, gutters, walls, windows, fences, paths, outbuildings and drains. Internally we inspect walls, ceilings, floors, dampness, joinery, decorations, sanitary fittings, cold and hot water supplies, central heating, gas, electricity and the roof spaces. We report upon the condition and potential issues with all these and, in the Conclusions, summarise the main problems and give guidance on costs and future maintenance. This is a comprehensive examination of all things accessible and the best way to make an informed choice when buying a house. More comprehensive than a Homebuyer Report, our thorough Building Survey advises you for the future.
Building Inspections are suited to a specific problem of concern to the building owner which needs resolution – such as chimney dampness, subsidence or cracking. The inspection provides both written and photographic evidence and gives guidance on repairs.
Planning is complex and time consuming. From measured surveys through to sketch plans and preparation of formal Applications, we can provide the full Planning service. From simple design and Application drawings, to more complex negotiations with the Local Authority on the emerging Local Development Framework, we can prepare a way through the Planning maze to realise the potential of your property. We also advise on all matters relating to Conservation and Listed Building Consents.
We offer an extensive service from inception through to completion for any building scheme including design, detailed drawings, specification and Building Regulations Approval for alterations, extensions, refurbishments and new build. Our Contract Administration service for monitoring progress of construction projects and financial issues enables a smooth running contract with minimal disruption to you.
Property litigation can be an expensive business. Disputes over boundaries, leases, building works, accidents or shared responsibilities can lead to protracted and worrying court cases. By preparing professional reports in liaison with your Solicitor to clarify the property issues, we can often help to resolve the issues at an early stage. If necessary we can provide Expert Evidence in court.
Schedules of Condition
Before considering a new lease or renewing an old or existing lease, it is essential to have a fully detailed report on the condition of the premises. A full written and photographic Schedule of Condition helps to prevent or limit claims for repairs and reinstatement under the lease at the end of the term.
Schedules of Dilapidation
These are prepared for commercial landlords as part of the lease end negotiations in order to identify and quantify the repairs required to be carried out by the tenant under the terms of the lease.