Building surveys

Acting on your behalf, our building consultancy provides a wide range of commercial property services to help you, as an occupier or owner/occupier, in the acquisition, evaluation or valuation of freehold or leasehold space.

These services include building surveys, due diligence, space planning, refurbishment and fit-out projects, schedules of condition, repairs and maintenance, dilapidations, and health and safety.

Building projects / fit-out / refurbishment

  • Project management
  • Production and agreement of brief
  • Design, specification and procurement
  • Obtaining statutory approvals
  • Contract administration of the works
  • Cost management and certification
  • Office space planning

Professional advice

  • Dilapidations:
    • Acting during or at expiry of a lease / license
    • Dilapidation liability reports – budgeting for end of lease reinstatement
    • Appraisal of new lease / premises
  • Schedules of condition
  • Fire insurance valuations (Reinstatement cost assessment)
  • Insurance reinstatement work
  • Expert witness and dispute resolution
  • Landlords consent and tenant fit-out:
    • Reviewing tenants proposals
    • Monitoring the works
  • Party wall awards
  • Service charge assessment
  • Measured surveys

Commercial property repair and maintenance

  • Defect diagnosis
  • Repairing obligation advice
  • Specification
  • Procurement
  • Implementation

Planned preventative maintenance (PPM)

  • Preparation of PPM reports
  • Advice on repairing liability
  • Implementation of works

Due diligence work

  • Pre-acquisition surveys
  • Development auditing and monitoring
  • Fund monitoring

Health and safety

  • Planning coordinator role under CDM
  • Managing DDA / Asbestos regulation compliance