Schedule of Dilapidations – when to get advice

It is generally recommended to seek advice on the terminal schedules of dilapidations months before lease expiry.  In the event of more substantial/complicated claims these may be prepared as much as a year before the lease expiry.  In some cases the leases stipulate when a terminal schedule of dilapidations must be served, so whilst protocols […]

Party Wall Notices – when should they be served?

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 places a requirement on building owners undertaking work on a party wall or excavating within the vicinity of the party wall, to serve party wall notices on the respective adjoining owners.  If is often the case that whilst building owners understand that they need to obtain planning and building […]

Dilapidations advice for Tenants

Schedules of Dilapidations are often something of a shock to many tenants who are unaware of their liabilities under their lease.  At the point of agreeing a lease, for many, the financial implications at the end of that lease are generally not considered and tenants often find that the Schedules of Dilapidations at the lease […]

Schedule of Condition – Blackburn

We recently received an instruction to undertake an inspection and prepare a Schedule of Condition of an industrial unit in Blackburn, Lancashire.  The enquiry was received with the requirement being that the inspection had to be made on a specific date, within a few days of receiving the instruction, to coincide with a commercial deal […]

Party Wall Award

We are delighted to have received and number of appointments for us as party wall surveyors under The Party Wall etc Act 1996. These appointments have been received in recent weeks from a number of sources including referrals from architects both locally and in London. We have been appointed to act at Building Owners’ Surveyor […]

Commercial Building Survey – Southend on sea, Essex

We were pleased to receive instructions to undertake a commercial building survey of retail unit in the High Street in Southend on sea.  The instruction was referred to us from solicitors on behalf of their Client who was purchasing the freehold interest of an occupied retail unit.  Our Client was looking to acquiring the retail […]

Commercial Building Survey Report Winchester

Our Client was looking to take the lease of a small retail unit in Winchester High Street.  The propose demised formed the ground floor of a period building which had a separately accessed maisonette above which did not form part of our Clients’ proposed demise.  Due to the age of the building our Client had […]

Schedule of Dilapidations – Dorking, Surrey

We have received instructions from Property Managers to prepare a Schedule of Dilapidations on behalf of their Client, the Landlord of the property. The property is a retail unit in the centre of Dorking and the lease is due to expire in 2 weeks therefore the Tenant is keen to understand their lease liabilities.  The […]

Party Wall Award for Loft Conversion Sutton

We are pleased to have been appointed to by the owner of a residential property to agree a party wall award on their behalf.  Our appointing owner,(the adjoining owner under the terms of the Party Wall etc Act 1996) had received a party wall notice from their neighbour (the building owner) setting out the building […]

Reinstatement Cost Assessment – London

We recently undertook a building survey for a Client who was purchasing a high value house in St Johns Wood, London.  Following the successful exchange of contracts our Client has instructed us to prepare a reinstatement cost assessment of the property for insurance purposes.  The reinstatement cost assessment is required in preparation of our Client […]