Acoustic Advice – noise nuisance between flats

We have recently been approached to advise on a long running problem of noise nuisance between 2 flats in London.  The flats are within a period terraced property which was converted some decades ago and the flats were formed one above the other.  The upper flat installed timber floor coverings in recent years and since […]

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 […]

Schedule of Condition – Gomshall, Surrey

Our Client is acquiring the lease of a commercial unit in Gomshall, Surrey.  The property was previously occupied and following the departure of the previous tenant and it is understood that the Landlord has undertaken some stripping out works prior to our Clients lease commencement. Our Client is looking to complete on the lease imminently […]

Tim Greenwood and Associates are moving…

We are delighted to announce that following the growth of the business in the last 5 years, Tim Greenwood and Accociates are moving to larger offices in the heart of the market town of Reigate, Surrey. We have successfully secured a ground floor office suite in a prestigious building Westcroft,16-18 West Street,Reigate, Surrey RH2 9BS.  […]

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 […]

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 […]