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Commercial Building Consultancy

Our building surveying team of RICS qualified surveyors have extensive knowledge and wide ranging experience enabling us to offer the full range of building surveying services for both ownership and occupation.

Surveys

It is imperative to have a clear understanding of the condition of the building or premises you are intending to purchase or lease or are preparing to sell or let. A survey could avoid un-necessary expensive costs in the future.

Our RICS qualified surveyors undertake a range of different surveys tailored to suit various types of property and provide guidance and the assurance needed when making property decisions or planning maintenance budgets and strategies. Our services include:

  • RICS Homebuyer Reports
  • Building Surveys
  • Fabric Surveys
  • Condition Reports
  • Pre-Purchase Reports
  • Interim and Terminal Schedule of Dilapidations
  • Schedule of Condition
  • Investigation and List of Building Defects
  • Specification and Organisation of Remedial Works

Homebuyer Reports

Suitable for most properties:

  • Minimum survey recommended prior to purchase
  • User friendly and understandable
  • Condition rated
  • Advice on value and buildings insurance

Building Surveys

Suitable for all properties but particularly old, large and extended/altered buildings:

  • Detailed and comprehensive
  • Identifies defects and potential liabilities
  • Can include plans and photographs
  • Advises on remedial works if required

Fabric Surveys

Suitable for all properties:

  • A restricted inspection dealing only with the main elements of the building
  • Identifies defects and liabilities
  • Can include photographs
  • Advises on remedial works if required

Construction

Our team of RICS qualified surveyors provide clients with practical advice and guidance on commercial and residential building construction projects from minor alteration works, refurbishment, extensions through to new build developments. Our services include:

  • Advising with regard to Planning and Building Regulations
  • Preparation and submission of Planning and Building Regulation applications
  • Measured Building Surveys and preparation of plans
  • Preparation of detailed specifications
  • Contract documentation, analysis of tenders and tender reports
  • Contract administration and supervision of works

Party Wall

Our team of RICS qualified surveyors provide advice to building owners contemplating works and also adjoining owners who receive Notice under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.

Our service includes:

  • Preliminary advice with regard to building owners’ proposals, including compliance with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.
  • Agreed “surveyor” appointments
  • Serving and receiving Notices under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 and serving Counter Notices
  • Preparation of Schedule of Condition
  • Preparation of Party Wall Awards
  • Dispute resolution as “Third Surveyor”

Insurance Claims

Our team of RICS qualified surveyors advise/report on the reinstatement of properties following flood, fire and subsistence damage. Our services include:

  • Assessment and reporting of damage caused
  • Administration with insurance companies and of work through to completion
  • Obtaining competitive tenders, analysis and tender reports
  • Administration and certification of works
  • Assessing and agreeing the final account

For an initial discussion please contact Nicholas Booker on 01293 401040 or email booker@graves-jenkins.com

Nick

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