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FAQs


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Q. Why do I require your services?
Q. What is the Party Wall Act 1996?
Q. I have received a large claim for dilapidations from my landlord. What can I do?
Q. I have a tenant who fails to repair my building. What can I do?
Q. Why do I need a Schedule of Condition?

 


 

Q. Why do I require your services?

A. We can guide you through the maze of regulations, including Planning, Listed Building and Conservation Area Consents, Building Regulations, Party Wall Act, and Construction, Design and Management Regulations.

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Q. What is the Party Wall Act 1996?

A. This Act defines the rights of owners and the duties of their surveyors should a dispute arise. An owner cannot do what he likes with his own part of the wall. Our appointment as a Party Wall surveyor is a statutory relationship, and our duties are to ensure that the Act is properly complied with.

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Q. I have received a large claim for dilapidations from my landlord. What can I do?

A. We will inspect, cost the Schedule as necessary, and analyse the claim with reference to the lease in order to ensure that the claim is valid and an accurate portrayal of the state of repair. In most cases a claim can be substantially reduced.

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Q. I have a tenant who fails to repair my building, what can I do?

A. We will inspect, interpret the lease and prepare either a Schedule of Dilapidations or Wants of Repair Notice, requesting the tenant to undertake the necessary works of repair.

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Q. Why do I need a Schedule of Condition?

A. When taking a leasehold interest in a building, unless it has been recently refurbished or constructed, we would advise you to record the condition of the building at the commencement of the lease. Your solicitor should amend the lease documentation to make reference to it, and this will then help to reduce any future liabilities in respect of repairing the building during or at the end of the lease term.

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