If you or one of your family members is immigrating to the United Kingdom from outside of the European Economic Community, then you will need to prove that you are moving into suitable accommodation. The Home Office will require clear indication that the property you will live in, is safe and secure. Immigration property inspections are often sought for:
A property inspection report is the only document that will provide clear and demonstrable evidence that the property you will live in is adequate. Our qualified, independent assessors regularly undertake inspections and can quickly provide reports that are reliable but also affordable.
The reports we produce are accepted by British Embassies, High Commissions and also the Entry Clearance Officer at UK Visas and Immigration at the Home Office. As such, our property inspection reports will fulfil all United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) requirements.
Undertaking major building work on your property is disruptive, and likely to cause some consternation in your neighbours. Conversely, if your neighbour is renovating their home, you will want to ensure that all work is carried out properly with adequate provisions made to protect your home. In either case, you will need an independent expert to ensure that all building work is carried out properly, with total respect to both properties.
The Party Wall Act of 1996 covers all sorts of works, but generally speaking, any building project that is likely to affect the party wall (the adjoining wall between two properties) is likely to fall under the remit of this act.
If you are the person renovating your property, you will need to undertake legal searches, serve notices and obtain consent from adjoining property owners. If a dispute takes place, party wall surveyors will need to be brought in to adjudicate proceedings. As experienced party wall surveyors, we are best placed to guide you through the process so you can start renovating your property as soon as possible.
Alternatively, if you are the adjoining owner it is your right to appoint a surveyor to represent your best interests. If you feel that building work is unnecessary or likely to cause damage, our team of experts have the knowledge to assess how any future work will impact on your property. Whatever the situation may be, we will always ensure that your property is secure and safe throughout proceedings.
Dilapidations is the term given to a claim made by a landlord against a tenant for the cost of reverting a property back into repair at the end of a lease. Naturally, a landlord will try to maximise this claim, whilst the tenant will seek to minimize the claim. There are a number of factors that will impact on this claim including market conditions, legal limitations and the terms of the lease.
Like party wall surveys, there are always two parties to a dilapidations claim and we can provide expert assistance in both circumstances. If working under the authority of the landlord, we will be able to examine the property and help you recover the value of your property. Alternatively, if you are the tenant, we will assist you in scrutinizing the strength of the claim and guide you towards finding the best solution in the circumstances.
Since 2010, if you wish to sell your property, you will need to certify how energy efficient your property is. Landlords looking to let their property will also need energy certifications. Or, if you are simply hoping to conserve energy in your home, looking at energy performance in your home can identify where improvements can be made.
As experienced energy performance assessors we can provide a timely report that you can trust. We will examine all of the appliances in your home, paying extra attention to radiators, windows, lofts and basements. By doing this, we can get a picture of your home and discover how energy efficient your home is. Our report will clearly lay out the environmental impact of your property, current energy usage and the potential for improvements. Please contact us if you need the services of an energy performance inspector.
If you are looking to survey a property that is large, inaccessible or tall, you could benefit from using a drone. Drones are a quick cost-effective alternative to examining the property through a conventional site visit and will provide you with ultra-high definition imagery that you can use for site surveys and property inspections.
We can help survey your site with our team of qualified drone operators. Our experienced team of surveyors and operators will be able to quickly examine all difficult commercial properties including; power stations, boilers, dams, furnaces and solar panels. Our drones can reach any hard to access area and will provide up close and personal imagery that is essential if you are surveying a property. If there is a particular area or angle you wish to see, we will work with you so you can get the total picture. Get in touch if you would like to find out more.
If you are looking for expert immigration property inspectors, party wall surveyors, dilapidations, energy performance certificates or drone surveys in London or South East England, then please contact us for a friendly chat.