What is a Party Wall – Bruce Spenser MSc MCIOB The government has produced a booklet Section 20 of the act interprets “party fence wall” means a wall (not being part of a building) which stands on lands of different owners and is used or constructed to be used for separating such adjoining lands, but… Continue reading What is a Party Wall
Settling of boundary disputes with the Party Wall Act This post has emerged following a phone call this morning. Facts: Party Fence Wall/Fence in place – no dispute exists. Notices served, surveyors appointed, award in place, extension built by Building Owner on Party Wall. A year later Building Owner places fence in line with outer… Continue reading Boundary Disputes
Valuation Surveys Bruce includes free complimentary Valuation data with his offer and the following complimentary valuation data with his unique Combined Structural, Building & Home Survey: Price per M2 and Ft2 and average comparable price per M2 and Ft2 in area Similar properties sold in area over last 18 months Date and price when property… Continue reading Valuation Survey
Pest Survey Are Bees, pigeons, rodents, insects within or affecting the property?
Deleterious materials survey Lead and Asbestos – are they safe?
Fire Survey Is the property fire safe and compliant with relevant Fire Regulations?
Central Heating and Hot Water Survey The adequacy of the system as to: Efficiency Cost Controls Insulation The heat loss of the property Alternatives Safety Effect on laminate, wooden or other flooring Any pipework which may have been incorrectly fitted (i.e. copper pipes laid in concrete or screed or plastered into walls. The boiler is… Continue reading Central heating and Hot Water Survey
Extraction & Ventilation Survey The following will assist in maintaining adequate ventilation: Trickle vents on all double glazed windows – 10mm continuous and kept open The property should be kept at a temperature of 18C (by use of central heating or windows or ideally air to air heat pump) The kitchen, bathroom, WC and bedrooms… Continue reading Extraction and Ventilation Survey
Bathroom & Kitchen Survey The quality and expected longevity of the Bathroom and Kitchen units is an important financial consideration
Decoration Survey Blistering, Flaking, peeling, cracking, chalkyness, mould, blackspot, wrinkling, yellowing, rotting, uncovered all are signs which need to be investigated and resolved.