As surveyors providing expert witness advice in housing disrepair cases, we are often asked to advise on condensation issues.
“MP condemns Basement Conversions” a short article about a debate in the commons last week moaning about basement conversions and developments, looked a bit insubstantial and despite their statements to the contrary a little nimby and a little bit xenophobic to us!! Here’s MP Karen Bucks comments and here Mark Fields. Party Wall agreements are […]
The Leasehold Valuation Tribunal or LVT as it is more commonly known exists to settle leasehold disputes between landlords and residential leaseholders, most often these disputes are about service charges being levied unfairly, maintenance works being carried out to poor standards [or not at all] and management charges. More information about the LVT can be […]
Grover Court in Lewisham is a development of self contained flats built in the late thirties. We provide residential freehold / leasehold maintenance advice to the directors and managing agents, the block is fairly typical of lots of London developments of the time comprising two or three storeys of two bed flats with a concrete […]
On our way to take a schedule of condition ion Stoke Newington we noticed the plaque below on a building locating it as the site of the first bomb to be dropped in London during the first world war. More information here which also suggests that the raid resulted in civilian losses. Following last week […]
The Guardian Newspaper highlighting service charge problems in blocks of flats and overcharging by freeholders and management companies. Article One – “Sack Your Property Manager”, Article Two – “Leasehold – A Battle to Fight and Win”. Both of these articles start from the premise that all property management companies are bad, from our experience whilst […]