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Building Surveying services provided include:

  • Building inspection reports
  • Schedules of condition
  • Bank funded construction and development monitoring
  • Dilapidations advice for both tenants and landlords
  • Advice on exit strategies for tenants at the end of a lease
  • Party wall notices and awards
  • Insurance reinstatement cost assessments
  • General building surveying advice


Whether you are a landlord or tenant, Caxtons Building Consultancy has wide ranging expertise at all stages of the property life cycle, from acquisition through to exit or disposal, to provide cost effective and practical building surveying solutions.

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Case History

Problem:
A local school academies Trust manage and maintain a complex Victorian school building and site that has been altered and extended many times. They instructed Caxtons to inspect and assess the property's condition, identifying all building related problems, defects and health and safety hazards.

We surveyed the site, including all boundary walls, grounds, all buildings and outbuildings.

The various buildings had been inadequately maintained and generally were in poor order, which meant it was important that the condition survey demonstrated this in order to protect our client's interests.

A wide variety of more general repairs and defects were also identified.

Solution:
A comprehensive condition survey report and a 5 year maintenance plan were compiled, which detailed all works required, timings, the proposed solutions and anticipated cost. This allowed the client to budget for and prioritise building works more effectively.

The works were given a priority rating of 1-4 per location. Priority 1 was given where action was required immediately to remedy existing serious defects or health and safety hazards, priority 4 indicated improvements or desirable long-term work to maintain condition.

Our client now has evidence of the premises' condition, which will prove beneficial when forecasting expenditure and identifying remedial works.