We have recently updated our popular fixed price service for acting as “Building Owners Surveyor” where residential party wall awards or party wall agreements are required by the Party Wall etc Act. We like to think that our offer, which is limited to residential projects and designed specifically to reduce costs for residential clients on […]
This post is primarily relevant to older buildings – say late victorian to mid sixties – earlier than this and all sorts of interesting timbers are often added and after this roofs are very often of prefabricated timber trusses. [oh and a quick rear end cover – this is not, and not intended to be, […]
Our £595 plus VAT fixed fee party wall awards seem to have been a)successful and b) succeeded in upsetting some of our competitors. The response and number of enquiries has been phenomenal and confirmed our view that here was a market for a cost effective solution to party wall agreements for householders carrying out basic […]
With news that a property owner in Hampstead is planning to more than double the size of his house by constructing a vast basement we are reminded of a survey we did several years ago of a very nice newly refurbished house in Hampstead where our client intended doing something similar, you wonder why these […]
A range of consumer guides from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [RICS] is now available for download at Collier Stevens website. The guides include guidance on Buying a Home, Party Walls, Rights to Light, Subsidence, Extending Your Home, Boundary Disputes, Property Surveys, Selling Your Home and Flooding.