Building Surveying

Our Building Surveyors are highly experienced and professionally qualified. Their expertise and technical knowledge allows them to support clients at every stage of the property cycle, from acquisition through to development, occupation and disposal. We have extensive knowledge of the industrial, commercial and residential markets with a thorough understanding of associated legislation.

Working with owners, investors, funders and occupiers, we manage their property portfolios and projects, providing building surveying services which include:

Technical Due Diligence – Getting a clear understanding of risk ahead of completing a transaction is fundamental to any successful property investment. Our due diligence extends beyond the fabric of the building to identify the limitations and opportunities of an investment, from reviews of data rooms, planning risks, environmental risks, operational and future maintenance liabilities. We provide clear advice on the mitigation of identified technical risks through budget forecasting, insurance or management routes.

Building Surveys – Commercial, industrial and residential building surveys are carried out by our expert team to assess either the overall condition of a property or to investigate specific matters such as movement or cracking. We carry out surveys on both individual assets and whole portfolios, with tailored advice specific to the clients needs.

Dilapidations – Breaches of repairing obligations under a lease often gives rise to disputes over what condition a property should be left at lease end. The law surrounding dilapidations is a specialist and complex area and our expertise in this field ensures that we are able to support both Landlords or Tenants in reaching agreement on their respective obligations in a fair and timely manner. We are often asked to provide early strategic advice to our clients to support both budget forecasting and programme management ahead of lease expiry.

Party Walls – The Party Wall etc Act of 1996 is relevant to nearly all new developments as well as for many refurbishments and redevelopments of existing properties in England and Wales. Whether you are the Building Owner planning to carry out works, or the Adjoining Owner potentially affected by the works, it is essential that you are represented by a specialist who understands the implications and the processes demanded by The Act to successfully manage any potential disputes.

Planned Maintenance – Clear budget forecasting and programming of maintenance works allows occupiers and owners to optimise the performance of a property or portfolio. We are able to provide tailored reports to ensure compliance and fulfilment of legal obligations with appropriate planned maintenance programmes, energy reduction services, and specialist advice on health and safety and fire risk.

Have a project in mind? Our team would be pleased to hear from you. Call 01483 527811 or email us.