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Party Walls: What options does an Adjoining Owner have?

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 states that, should a Building Owner wish to carry out any modifications to their home that affects a shared wall, they need to follow a specific procedure to protect their interests and those of the affected Adjoining Owner.

In a best-case scenario, the Building Owner has taken the time […]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Information and Advice, Party Wall Surveyors|0 Comments

Loft Conversions and Party Walls – what are the rules?

If you’re planning a loft conversion in a terraced or semi-detached home, it’s likely that your plans will affect a party wall. Any structural work to this shared wall (or shared walls) will require specific permissions from your neighbours in addition to the usual planning permission and building regulations.
Why does a loft conversion require […]

By |August 31st, 2018|Information and Advice, Party Wall Surveyors|0 Comments

New Legislation Affecting EPCs for BTL Property

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 […]

By |May 30th, 2018|Information and Advice|0 Comments

Why surveys are a good idea for the first-time buyer

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 […]

By |April 25th, 2018|Information and Advice|0 Comments

Five Commonly-Asked Questions about Party Wall Issues

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 […]

By |March 27th, 2018|Party Wall Surveyors|0 Comments

Do I need to Hire a Project Manager?

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 […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Party Wall Surveyors|0 Comments

Kings Road Office Refurbishment

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.

By |January 19th, 2018|Refurbishment|0 Comments

Do I need a survey if I have had a mortgage valuation?

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 […]

By |December 5th, 2017|Party Wall Surveyors|0 Comments

What happens when you are served a Party Wall Notice?

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 […]

By |August 16th, 2017|Party Wall Surveyors|Comments Off on What happens when you are served a Party Wall Notice?

6 ways to make your rental property stand out from the rest

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 […]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Property|Comments Off on 6 ways to make your rental property stand out from the rest