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Building Surveying Services

Our Building Consultancy team offer a wide range of services from acquisition to occupation and help maintain the asset of individual or a portfolio of properties.

Our team of highly skilled Chartered Building Surveyors, provide advice and expertise across a range of specialism’s and help maximize clients portfolio offering services to the public and private sectors, our range of services which include:

 

Building Surveys and Defects Diagnostics

Undertake a full inspection of a commercial or residential property giving recommendations on its condition, provide remedial actions, budget cost and comment on compliancy.

 

Acquisition Surveys Report

Report on the condition of a property or investment prior to acquisition / disposal for all types of properties whether it is for purchase or lease.

 

Access Consultancy

The Equality Act 2010 strengthens and reinforces the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA). These requirements aim to protect disabled people and prevent disability discrimination.

The Act provides legal rights for disabled people in various areas, including ‘Access to goods, services, facilities and premises’. It provides rights for people not to be discriminated against:

– accessing everyday goods and services, e.g. shops

– buying or renting property

– accessing the functions of public bodies

We can provide reports and advice on:

– strategic advice for whole portfolios or single proprieties

– full DDA audits to assess compliance

– advice on design proposals

– managing any works

– planning and procurement advice

– advising on new developments.

 

Development Monitoring

We provide services for construction phase monitoring to identify and report on risks to funders (or other investor or stakeholders), encountered during project construction and to suggest measures for mitigation of identified risks and monitor progress through to completion. This can relate to matters of quality, cost and programme and can be developed to each clients need.

 

Due Diligence

The identification and management of risk associated with the project finance, design, programming, performance and delivery. We can provide advice to funders, investors and property owners that assists in managing the technical risks.

 

Expert Witness

Providing independent statements in relation to litigious claims made for building related matters including boundary disputes etc.

 

External Repairs and Redecoration

The external envelope is in some instances as important as the internal elements, therefore careful consideration should be taken to repairs and decoration. We have the expertise to prepare specifications, and deliver projects to both residential and commercial properties.

 

Feasibility Studies

Preparation of scheme designs, budget costs and option appraisals for all types of properties to assess the viability of projects.

 

Party Walls Advice

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 sets out a series of procedures that should be adopted by a building owner or developer to notify the adjoining owner of the intention to carry out work. This relates to work adjacent to a property, cutting into the adjoining owner’s property or building on or close to the boundary line. We act for both building owner and adjoining owner.

 

Access and Over sailing Agreements

Developments can often become protracted by current legislation. Party Wall Agreements often allow access for building owners/developers, sometimes however this is not the case. We have expertise in preparing Access Agreements and Over sailing Agreements which can safe guard your development allowing the programme not to be threatened.

 

Planned Maintenance & Condition Surveys

Managing a range of assets can provide many challenges to most people the need to understand requirements ensure your properties comply with current legislation but also so their condition is maintained to enhance asset values and income streams. Developing an effective strategy to plan for future expenditure can often be in the client’s best interest.

 

Insurance Reinstatement

We can prepare reinstatement valuations as well as advising on reinstatement values, negotiating claims and rectifying damage. We act as an independent party, providing accurate information to minimise delays in claims.

 

Fit out and Refurbishment Works

Prepare the design and specification of existing and new buildings which involves identifying the repair, maintenance and alterations work required to improve an existing building or a new facility.

Contract Administration Specification & Design

Design, specification, and preparation of contract documentation we are able to provide project management from project inception to completion, regardless of whether it is a new project or refurbishment of an existing building, ensuring timely project delivery and a quality project is key to the future revenue of the asset.

 

Dilapidations Preparation

Dilapidations preparation and negotiation of schedules of dilapidations assessing liabilities for owners and occupiers.

This survey identifies repairs which have accrued and require remedy. Preparation of dilapidation liability reports are also prepared to assess an occupant’s potential liability, providing early advice and guidance.

 

James Shelley

Tel: 07795 027 874

j.shelley@wakemans.com

 

Adrian Cartwright

Tel: 07917 080 668

a.cartwright@wakemans.com