As a Chartered Building Surveyor I specialise in providing professional advice in connection with all aspects of the construction process and property management. This includes The Party Wall etc Act 1996, Dilapidations, Condition Surveys and expertise in a range of additional professional services.
Since 1 July 1997, this Act has obliged anyone undertaking works of a structural nature to or near the party wall or property boundary, such as the installation of beams, installation of damp proof coursing or other structural works, to notify all adjoining owners, irrespective of whether planning permission has been applied for or granted. Depending on how the adjoining property owner responds to the notice, or if no response is received, you may have to appoint a surveyor to act on your behalf to operate the requirements of the Act. I am very experienced in acting as a Party Wall Surveyor and a member of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club, an organisation that promotes the highest standards of professional practice in this area. I offer a pragmatic and efficient service when implementing the Act and if appointed early enough can offer advice and assistance to your designers to minimise the impact on the construction process.
This is a specialist area of expertise to do with complying with the repairing obligations placed on tenants in their property leases.
I can act for either landlords when faced with the need to serve a schedule of dilapidations or tenants when served with a schedule by their landlord.
Building owners need to know the state of repair of their property portfolio so that they can plan cyclical maintenance and be aware of upcoming repairs and maintenance requirements before they become emergencies.
I am able to inspect and provide analysis of defects to assist in this management process on either an ad-hoc basis or as part of a regular programme of inspections and reporting.
This process can help: