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 […]

Reinstatement Cost Assessments – are you correctly insured

As a Landlord is your building correctly insured?  When did you last have the reinstatement cost of your building assessed?  Was it within the last 3 years?  If the answer is no to the last question then a reinstatement cost assessment may be required. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recommend that the reinstatement […]

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 […]