Since 2007, it has been a legal requirement for an Energy Performance Certificate, or EPC, to be made available every time a property is built, sold or rented out. This was updated in 2012 to ensure that certificates would be made available prior to sale or letting, rather than at the point of exchanging […]
Preparing to buy your first home is an exciting time, although it also tends to be daunting in equal measure. Part of this uncertainty for first-time buyers can stem from not knowing what to look for in a new home – particularly when it comes to identifying problems that could be expensive to fix […]
London’s high-density housing means that party wall issues are commonplace in the capital. Our team at Squarepoint Chartered Surveyors has a lot of experience working with clients to provide advice, carry out schedules of condition and draw up party wall awards so that any alterations to a shared wall can be conducted amicably. At […]
We’re happy to acknowledge that, when working with clients planning a new development, we hear this question a lot. Between wanting to keep costs down and feeling like they already have the required knowledge to keep their project management in-house, it’s not unusual for those leading (or bankrolling) a project to be a bit […]
We have been appointed to design and manage the internal refurbishment of a 7000 sq feet office on the prestigious King Road, Chelsea. Works include the full strip out and renewal of all finishes and services and is being undertaken over the summer and autumn 2017.
Completed project images to follow.
Only 1 in 5 buyers chooses to have a survey on their new home, with the other 80% presumably deciding that a green light following a mortgage valuation is sufficient. Unfortunately, what the majority of buyers may not realise is that confusing a valuation with a survey is leaving them extremely vulnerable to hidden […]
If your adjoining neighbour is proposing a building project that affects the regulations pertaining to the Party Wall Act 1996, he must make sure that you are served the correct Party Wall Notice before the works can begin. This is to ensure that all building works are carried our safely, correctly and without the […]
The rental market is a highly competitive place. Anyone who thinks going buy-to-let simply means buying a property and renting it out may be underestimating just what’s involved. Before you can market your property for rent, you need to establish who your target market is, then cater to its needs and entice your potential […]
Squarepoint Chartered Surveyors have just been appointed to design and manage the refurbishment of an apartment within this impressive central London Victorian property. Located in Knightsbridge it is a very close to Harrods and and all the other shops around Knightsbridge and Sloane Street. The apartment still retains some impressive features, like the glorious floor to ceiling […]
A Recent inspection of a Victorian mansion block of flats off Sloane Street, Chelsea.