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When does the Building Safety Bill come into force

The Building Safety Act which received Royal Assent on the 28th April 2022 has now completed all the parliamentary stages in both Houses to become an Act of Parliament which means it is a certainty that both the DPA and separately section 28 of the Building Act 1984 ...

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How long does a homebuyer survey take?

The inspection, which will be carried out by a Chartered Surveyor lasts between 2-4 hours. Whilst on site the Chartered Surveyor will inspect all structural elements of the building from the roof to the drains.* Whilst the Surveyor will not be able to open up conceal...

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s it worth getting a homebuyers survey?

What is rather nice about a Homebuyer Survey is that the written report highlights matters that need attention by putting them as ACTION bullet points, with advice on what and who should be able to help. The Homebuyer Surveyor’s brief is to make an assessment of any ...

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What is included in a homebuyers survey?

The inspection for a Homebuyer Survey includes an investigation of damp issues, rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation as well as timber defects such as over-stressed timbers and beetle infestation. A Homebuyer Survey does include a visual inspection of the s...

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What is a schedule of condition?

A schedule of condition is usually prepared by the tenant about the time the lease is entered into and should be ‘agreed’ between the parties and documented in the lease. The purpose of a schedule of condition is to make it easy to deal with end of lease dilapidation...

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What exactly is a party wall?

t forms part of a building and stands astride the boundary of land belonging to two (or more) different owners orIt separates buildings and it either stands astride the boundary of land belonging to two (or more) different owners. 

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How long does a full survey take?

Typically, a building survey inspection will take a Chartered Building Surveyor 3-6 hours on site for a typical 3 bed house, and for larger properties the inspection may be carried out over a couple of days. 

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What do they look for in a building survey?

"With a building survey the customer gets the opportunity to increase the scope, for example: to report on loading and rearrangement of the property for conversion or extension. In general, the report includes details on:Major and minor defects and their meaning,Damp...

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What is the role of a contract administrator?

Contract Administration is the term used to cover the work involved when a Chartered Surveyor or Chartered Engineer plans, specifies, tenders and then administers the contract for a large building works project. 

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What does a Chartered Surveyor do?

Building surveying excellence requires understanding the age of a property, intricate knowledge of how it was built and to trace typical defects likely to arise from the era it was built. We call this following the trail of suspicion and is what our experienced team ...

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