Building Defect Appraisal

Because building defects can emerge in many different ways, we offer much more than just a visual survey.

We’ll identify the root cause of the problem through physical investigation, laboratory analysis of materials and an in-depth review of the construction.

Our building defect experts then devise your repairing strategy based on your budget and timescales, ensuring your problem is fixed at the root cause, and therefore minimising reoccurring defects.

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Dilapidations

Dilapidations relate to both tenant’s and landlord’s obligations to repair, decorate, reinstate a property or perform legal and regulatory works during, or at the end of a lease. We develop dilapidations strategies for both landlords and tenants using our knowledge of dilapidations law and current case law. By using an expert to handle effective negotiations, you can ensure your settlement is achieved quickly and efficiently. Tenants We’ll minimise the settlement to ensure you’ve got funds for your move to a new premises, or to boost your cash flow. We also offer dilapidations advice for tenants taking a new lease, which will minimise the liability when you leave the property by providing expert knowledge applied to the building’s current condition and review with your solicitor. If needed we may also prepare a schedule of condition to attach to your lease, which will also limit your repairing obligations. Our dilapidations assessment service also provides you with a clear indication of your liability during your lease term and a clear strategy as to how to extinguish those obligations to minimise your financial outlay, during and at the end of your lease.   Landlords We’ll maximise your settlement to ensure you’ve got funds to repair, redecorate and reinstate your property and increase its capital value and desirability to new tenants. Dilapidations is an extensive field or law and is differently applied to each property, but our experts are on hand to guide you through the process, whatever the situation.   Contact Us

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Building Surveying

Our building surveying team will give you a detailed understanding of the condition of the property you are planning to buy, or rent, or already own.

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Occupational Surveys

Planned Maintenance Programmes Property can be a significant expenditure to your business over time and the forward planning of your property maintenance can assist you to maintain your property’s condition, whilst allowing you to set aside or plan for suitable capital to fund the cost of those repairs. In preparing Planned Maintenance Programmes, we can assist in identifying any required repair costs years in advance and therefore allow you to plan your cash flow at an early stage. We’re experienced in providing maintenance schedules on property portfolios and individual properties that are structured to meet your own accounting procedure or existing maintenance protocols. Reinstatement Cost Assessments We understand that it is essential for your property to be suitably insured, but also that the cost of insuring property can be significant. Our reinstatement cost assessors will ensure your building is accurately insured, to reflect its re-build cost and that, whilst ensuring that you are adequately insured, you are not excessively covered. We are able to individually assess your property and insurance requirements and ensure that our reinstatement cost assessment meets your specific needs, be it for an individual property or on an entire portfolio. Expert Witness Whilst property provides an excellent opportune to invest, we understand that it also unfortunately creates an opportunity for various conflicts to arise, be it with landlords, tenant, contractors or third parties. When disputes do become litigious we appreciate that you need concise, specific and clear support in the form of expert witness reports to support your claim. Our expert witnesses fully understand the legal process and Civil Procedure Rules and are technically proficient in fact-finding investigations and surveys to determine a clear opinion to support your claim. Disabled Access Audits The Equality Act 2011 requires businesses to ensure that free access is provided into, within and out of their property and that facilities are provided for persons of all levels of mobility. We are fully conversant with the latest design guidelines for disabled access and facilities within all types of property and can review your existing buildings to ensure that free access is provided to all persons and that litigation risks to your business are mitigated. Contact Us

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