Our Property Blog

Property matters can often be confusing, with multiple professional opinions and sources of information available from the simplest of searches.

Through our weekly blog post, we aim to clarify Property topics in an easy to follow and informative approach.

Party Wall Damage, What’s Covered?

Party Wall Damage, What’s Covered?

In today’s Property Surveying blog post we are going to be looking at Party Wall Surveying procedures and the unfortunate situation that can often arise should those works cause damage to the adjoining owner’s property. Party Wall Damage, or damage that results from...

What is Security for Expenses?

What is Security for Expenses?

In this week’s property surveying blog post, we are going to be discussing Party Wall procedures, and in particular, security for expenses.  Security for expenses is formally dealt with under Section 12 of the Party Wall Etc Act 1996, and effectively sets out...

Party Wall Access Considerations

Party Wall Access Considerations

In this week’s property surveying party wall blog post, we are going to be discussing party wall surveying procedures, and in particular, party wall access. Party wall access applies when a building owner, who is the owner undertaking the construction work, plans to...

Damp in my Property!

Damp in my Property!

In this week’s Property Surveying blog post topic we are going to be looking at one of the most typical building surveying issues that our surveyors have seen over the years. Damp is one of the most common types of defect that properties suffer from and in our opinion...

Licence for Alterations and Loft Space

Licence for Alterations and Loft Space

In this week’s Property Surveying blogpost topic, we are going to be discussing Licence for Alterations, in connection with proposed works to top floor flats and the roof spaces above them. In many cases, a lot of leaseholders will assume that if they own the top...

Appointing a Party Wall Surveyor

Appointing a Party Wall Surveyor

In this week’s property surveying blog post topic, we are going to be discussing party wall surveying procedures, and in particular, the appointment of a party wall surveyor. In order for a party wall surveyor to be appointed, the act is very implicit in stating that...

Your Guide to Japanese Knotweed

Your Guide to Japanese Knotweed

There are many different types of plant that you should probably think about when it comes to looking after your garden or property. Japanese knotweed has just one of those issues that you will probably have to deal with on a regular basis. So, with that being said,...

Party Wall Weathering

Party Wall Weathering

In this week’s property surveying blog post, we are going to be discussing party wall surveying and in particular, party wall weathering that needs to be installed to the party wall, in the event that the building owner exposes it through the course of undertaking...