James has been involved in the property industry since 2010, working as an Area Sales Manager for an independent Estate Agent in South West London and more recently, helping to start the London business for a well-known hybrid Estate Agent. He is now looking forward to progressing his career in Surveying by becoming an associate member of RICS this year with the aspiration of full membership in the future. Away from work, he enjoys bike touring and going to music gigs.
The common stereotype is that architects ‘draw pretty pictures’ of buildings. That may be true – the presentation of information is important, but it only scratches the surface of our role.Our output includes both drawn and written information. The drawings are in reality diagrams that record a complex and many ... Read More >>
It used to be common for party wall awards to include an obligation for the building owner to ‘maintain or cause contractor(s) to maintain adequate insurance against such risks and provide evidence of this upon demand by the adjoining owner’s surveyor contractor’ and this was generally interpreted as the relatively ... Read More >>
I often tell adjoining owners that have suffered damage as a result of party wall work not to, under any circumstances, enter into discussions directly with their neighbours’ builder. By giving such advice, I’m not trying to make life difficult for building owners but rather making the point that under the Act it is the ... Read More >>