Your Guide to Party Wall Agreements for Loft Conversions

Adding a loft conversion can be an excellent way to create extra living space and increase your home’s value.  However, if you share walls with neighbours in a semi-detached or terraced house, you’ll need their consent first according to the Party Wall Act 1996. If you live in this type of property, obtaining planning permission […]

Invalid Party Wall Notices

What Are the Consequences of Serving an Invalid Party Wall Notice? If you’re planning building works in England or Wales that involve excavating near or constructing on the boundary line between two properties, you have a legal duty and responsibility to serve a Party Wall Notice upon the neighbouring adjoining owner(s). In line with the […]

The True Cost of Rebuilding: Understanding Reinstatement Costs for Buildings

If a disaster were to strike and your building was destroyed, you may wonder how much it would cost to rebuild. Significant and devastating events like fires can leave a building’s structural integrity non-existent, whereby the building will need to be reconstructed. But how much would it cost to rebuild? This crucial question lies at […]

Schedules of Dilapidations – Portfolio instruction

A property management Client of ours instructed us to undertake prepare Schedules of Dilapidations on four office suites. The office suites were located in Kensington West London. The Leases were all reviewed and inspections undertaken of each of the separate demises. The inspections included taking dimensions, details and photos of the demise. These defects were […]

Dilapidations Survey Checklist: All You Need To Know

A dilapidation survey is an inspection carried out on a commercial property, usually towards the end of a lease term. It identifies any disrepair or damage that occurred during the tenancy, providing a schedule of dilapidations for the tenant to remedy before handing the property back to the landlord. Local dilapidation surveyors like Tim Greenwood […]

Acoustic Floors Between Flats

Noise transmission through floors between flats is a nuisance. This is especially the case where there are hard floors. Tim Greenwood and Associates work for Landlords and advise when tenants wish to install hard floors in their licences to alter. We deal with residential blocks in London, many of which predate modern building construction standards. […]

Licences to Alter – London

Tim Greenwood and Associates act for a Landlords and Property Managers advising on Licences to Alter. Tenants looking to undertake some works require a Licence to Alter. The need for a licence will be dependant on the lease terms and the works being undertaken. Licences are typically required if there are structural works proposed, the […]

Reinstatement Cost Assessment – Restaurant, Monmouthshire, South Wales

We received instructions to prepare a Reinstatement Cost Assessment for a restaurant in Chepstow, South Wales. Our Client, the Tenant was negotiating the terms of their Lease renewal and was concerned that the building was under-insured. The building, a former market hall, comprised of thick stone walls with pitched roofs. The nature of the structure […]

Commercial Building Survey – Banstead, Surrey

We received instructions from our Client who was looking to take the Lease of a commercial premises in Banstead Surrey. The premises consisted of the ground floor of the of the building which was a former converted 1930’s semi-detached house. Our Client was looking to take the ground floor commercial accommodation. The ground floor was […]

Reinstatement Cost Assessment London

We received instructions to prepare a reinstatement cost assessment of a period residential property in Kensington, London. The building was formally a single dwelling covering 5 floors which had been converted into 4 flats. Our instruction was from a Property Management Company. They required the Reinstatement Cost Assessment for insurance purposes on behalf of their […]