Your guide to party wall agreements for loft conversions

A loft conversion is a tried and tested way to provide extra living space in your home while adding value to the property. This is usually a fairly straightforward building project if you live in a detached house, and you may not even need planning permission to carry out the works. However, if your loft […]

Invalid Party Wall Notices

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 sets out the when party wall notices should be served and when they are required.  It is important to ensure they are correctly served. In the event there are errors on the notices, or they are not served in accordance with the provisions of the party wall legislation, then […]

Landlords Licences for Alterations in Flats

We work with a number of residential property managers dealing with instructions on large and small residential blocks that include external repairs and redecorations, fire upgrade works and where the individual lessees undertake works on their flats, we agree the landlords licences for those works. We have dealt with licences over many years and from […]

EPC’s – Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – MEES

As of April 2018 landlords cannot agree a new lease for a property with an EPC rating of less than grade E.  From 2023 the regulations stipulate that no landlord can have an existing lease in place with a rating of less than grade E. Whilst there is a soft start to this legislation the […]

Fire Safety in a Commercial Property

After the devastating incident at Grenfell Tower, it’s come to light that a number of properties do not contain sufficient fire-safety systems to protect their inhabitants in the event of a fire. While the emphasis is on saving lives in a domestic setting, industrial and commercial property should not be overlooked. Fire safety in non-domestic […]