Chartered Architect : Building Surveyor
Although a busy practising architect for many years, I undertake residential and commercial structural surveys, schedules of condition and dilapidations of commercial properties as a large part of my operation in Central and Greater London.
With regard to building surveys, I specialise in contract races - often acting on instructions within minutes.
My long experience as an architect, specialising in works to existing buildings, enables me to bring a more rounded approach to inspecting buildings, diagnosing faults and recommending solutions to problems.
I always provide close approximations of the costs of remedying defects, breaking down the figures to key items and indicating the priorities of corrective works.
Immediately after completing a survey, I contact my client over the telephone with the result and a recommendation whether to proceed further with the purchase or to withdraw.
The comprehensive typewritten report has been designed in a format that enables a client to approach a vendor with a view to renegotiate the originally agreed purchase price. i.e. clearly highlighting the financial implications of replacements and repairs, credible to the vendor.
The report includes the following aspects of the property:
Many of my clients intend to carry out alternations and extensions to the property to be inspected.
I carry substantial professional indemnity insurance on an each and every claim basis.
If there is an urgent need to instruct me out of normal working hours including weekends, I am contactable on my mobile number which is 07973-630675.