Andrew J Nichols is a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer who has for the past 30 years lived and worked in London, Kent, Sussex and Surrey. As a consequence he has acquired an extensive knowledge of local architecture, construction and repair techniques, conservation methods and local values. Andrew undertakes many of our Homebuyer Reports and Building Surveys in South East London.
It’s the phrase that party wall surveyors rely on to reassure adjoining owners that they will not incur costs as a result of their neighbours’ works i.e. “In all normal circumstances, the fees of all/any appointed surveyors will be paid by the building owner”. The inquisitive adjoining owner will ask for ... Read More >>
The process of preparing a Reinstatement Cost Assessment involves a site visit to inspect the property, take measurements and site notes detailing the type and quality of the accommodation, a calculation of the likely reinstatement cost of the property based on the information gathered during the inspection, and the recording ... Read More >>
If badly handled, party wall procedures can add many thousands of pounds to the costs of your building project but there are plenty of things you (and your surveyor) can do to keep costs to a minimum. Speak to your neighbours before serving notice This isn't always possible, if the property is let or the ... Read More >>