Tenants Dilapidations Advice Reigate, Surrey

We are delighted to have received instructions to provide dilapidations advice to a Lessee of a retail unit in Reigate. Our Client has been served a Schedule of Dilapidations which the Landlord’s surveyor costed and valued at a significantly higher sum than the Lessee deemed fair or reasonable. This situation is common and therefore we […]

When do I need to serve a party wall notice?

The party wall legislation covers works to a party wall, excavation works close to a neighbouring building and also the construction of a new wall on the boundary between different owners. Any works being undertaken to a party wall, or in close proximity of a neighbouring building, is subject to the provisions of the Party […]

What are the benefits of a Planned Maintenance Plan?

We are often instructed by clients who have for years dealt with maintenance on a reactive basis.  This means that they have allowed elements to deteriorate allowing defects to occur causing the general decline of the building.  Once elements of a building fail this can lead to disruption to its occupation and the operations. This […]

Water Leaks in Flats

We have recently had a number of enquiries relating to leaks from flats into their neighbours flats causing varying degrees of damage.  Water damage can range from a small leak to more substantial floods caused by faulty equipment, burst pipes or misuse. Whenever water escapes from a flat it will find the route of least […]

Reigate Litter Pick

Tim Greenwood and Associates are proud to be a member of the Reigate Business Guild which supports and serves the businesses and community in our town. We recently instigated and assisted in organising a Reigate Business Guild litter pick in the town which was a great success.  We had over 20 volunteers despite forecasts of […]

Schedule of Dilapidations – Fulham Road, London SW3

We are delighted to have been instructed on two dilapidations instructions on the Fulham Road in London. Our Client owns a building in the Fulham Road which includes a number of retail units on the ground floor with residential flats above.  The leases of two of the retail units are due to expire shortly, one […]

Noise Nuisance in Flats

Noise nuisance between neighbouring properties is an increasing problem, especially in flats.  Building regulations place conditions on new buildings but existing, especially period buildings, rarely offer such soundproofing and such buildings are often where noise issues and complaints are experienced.  There are two types of noise transfer airbourne and impact.  Airbourne sound transfer is through […]

What is a Schedule of Condition?

A Schedule of Condition is a document which records the condition of a building at the time of the inspection.   Schedules of condition can vary in detail with simple photographic schedules, with no text or commentary, through to detailed written reports with accompanying photographs. A Schedule of Condition can be prepared for a number of […]

I received a Schedule of Dilapidations what do I do?

If you are a tenant and you are nearing the end of your lease, your landlord may have served a schedule of dilapidations on you.  This can often come as a surprise to a tenant and the value of many claims can come as a nasty shock.  Whilst any dilapidations claim may be unexpected and […]

Dilapidations Survey Checklist

There is a standard approach for undertaking any dilapidations survey to ensure that a schedule of dilapidations, which forms the landlord’s claim against the tenant, is a fair reflection of the tenant’s obligations in accordance with their lease. A surveyor will need to request all the relevant documentation from the landlord to make sure that […]