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 […]

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 redecoration, 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 […]