If you are looking for a Building Surveying team who can help you maximise the value of your property and minimise your costs and liabilities, then we are the team to come to.
We work with a broad spectrum of clients, including leading names in the public and private sectors. We represent a wide spectrum of retained clients including Local Authorities, Inward Investors, Government Departments, Major Retailers and Industrialists, Licensed Trade Operators and Insurance Loss Adjusters amongst others.
Thanks to our expertise, experience and nationwide network of local offices we are able to deliver a professional, cost-effective service with a real personal touch. We place a high priority on expertise, good communications and building long-term client relationships based on trust.
Everything we do is designed to add value. We’ll work closely with you to provide a bespoke solution to your specific needs. Our building surveying service includes:
Building Surveys + Defect Analysis
Our detailed surveys provide a comprehensive assessment of the construction and condition of all elements of the building fabric, both externally and internally. We can identify shortcomings and defects within the building fabric, and provide advice on appropriate remedial measures and actions to remove deficiencies.
Our surveyors provide expert advice to clients, in instances where they are either landlord or tenant in commercial properties, to ensure their interests are best protected at the lease expiry. The process generally involves review of the relevant legal documentation, and assessment of the building condition, to identify shortcomings or otherwise in terms of the lease conditions. In many instances such assessments result in entering in to negotiations to agree financial settlement agreements where shortcomings have not been addressed prior to lease expiry.
Schedule of Condition Surveys
When entering into legal lease agreements on commercial property, it is important that parties protect their interest by having a record of the condition recorded at the lease outset. This can provide physical documentation which can be invaluable at the lease expiry in mitigating or proving loss. We are regularly engaged to provide such assessment documents.
Insurance Assessments + Claims
We review buildings with a view to determining appropriate assessments on the reinstatement cost (RCA’s), in the event of total loss occurring through proscribed perils. We are also experts in assessing the extent and nature of required reinstatement works in the event of properties being damaged, typically through fire or flood. We can project manage such repairs and engage with insurance companies and other relevant interested parties.
Professional and legal surveys
Property owners and occupiers have legal and statutory obligations and responsibilities in respect of the property they own or occupy. We offer professional advice to ensure that all legal and statutory obligations and responsibilities have been adhered to. These surveys protect the interests of building occupiers, owners and managers.
Equalities Acts Audits
We advise clients of their responsibilities under the Equalities Act (formally the Disability Discrimination Act), highlight areas where changes should be made and provide advice on the remedial measures that should be taken.