WE HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN MANAGING REPAIR AND REFURBISHMENT WORKS TO RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 20 OF THE LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT 1985.
Design & Project Management
From assessing the scope and timing of major works, to preparing specifications and obtaining competitive tenders, we have the expertise to assist freeholders and management companies to maintain buildings in compliance with lease covenants for the benefit of residents and investors alike. We have developed a rigorous system for engaging in meaningful stakeholder consultation in compliance with statutory requirements, and control costs through the lifecycle of each project through proactive management of each stage. Quality of work completed is of paramount importance and each contract is actively project-managed to derive the best from our carefully selected contractor partners.
PLEASE CALL US TO DISCUSS HOW WE CAN HELP DELIVER A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT FOR YOUR BLOCK.
We act as Building Owner’s/Adjoining Owner’s Surveyor for both large commercial developments and individual projects. As Building Owner’s Surveyor we procure timely agreements in advance of the development programme and efficiently manage the risk of unplanned delays and expensive post-construction claims. As Adjoining Owner’s Surveyor, our aim is to protect against avoidable damage and disruption and to achieve a balance between development rights and the quiet enjoyment of adjoining land. We get on with your party wall matters, so you can get on with your neighbours.
AVOID COSTLY PARTY WALL DISPUTES. CALL US FOR AN IMMEDIATE QUOTE.
Service Charge matters & Condition Surveys
It is essential to plan for major works to avoid unforeseen and costly failures and disruption, and also to assist in collecting contributions from lessees. We have the expertise on building materials, performance in use and lifecycle costing to help management companies and freeholders comply with their lease covenants. Planned works invariably cost less than emergency cases and, therefore, lessees can be assured they are getting value for money, thereby avoiding disputes over service charge contributions.
SPEAK TO US TODAY IF YOU FEEL YOU WOULD BENEFIT FROM A MORE STRATEGIC APPROACH TO MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT.
Insurance Reinstatement Assessments
Freeholders and management companies are often required to make sure buildings under their control are adequately insured for the benefit of lessees, and residential owner-occupiers do so to protect the value of their investment and comply with mortgage requirements. We use the latest BCIS data and RICS Guidance to ensure the insured sum is correct, and help you to secure a competitive premium. Recent case law requires freeholders to demonstrate that value for money is being offered if block policies are used to drive through economies of scale and we can assist here in undertaking portfolio assessments.
CALL US TO FIND OUT HOW WE CAN HELP YOU SAVE MONEY WHEN INSURING YOUR BUILDINGS.
Freeholders and directors of management companies have legal obligations to lessees and occupiers of residential properties, and failure to comply can lead to heavy fines or even imprisonment. We can audit your buildings to make sure you’re compliant with all your statutory obligations, and for the avoidance of injury or loss of life and for the better use of the properties.
THESE MATTERS ARE VITAL AND SHOULD NOT BE LEFT TO CHANCE. CALL US TODAY TO BE ASSURED THAT YOUR PROPERTIES ARE FULLY COMPLIANT.
Pre-acquisition surveys and Technical Due Diligence
If you are considering a purchase of a freehold or leasehold property, contact us to find out what its condition is and the likely future requirements for repair and maintenance. Armed with our technical report and costings, you will be able to make more informed decisions over value and purchase price. If your acquisition is dependent upon undertaking alterations and extensions, we can advise on the feasibility of your proposals and potential costs.
CALL US TO DISCUSS HOW WE CAN HELP YOU BUY IN CONFIDENCE.
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