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Frequently Asked Questions

Find out the answers to the most commonly asked questions below in relation to our services and particular reports. If you are unable to find the answer to your query below, please feel free to contact us by completing a general enquiry form or by calling us for more information on your particular query.

Access Consultancy

What is a schedule of condition?


A schedule of condition inspection is a detailed record of defects and/or imperfections within areas of a property taken on a specific date. The report is generally produced prior to building works, entering a lease or in connection with a party wall agreement. Learn more




How long does a schedule of condition inspection take?


Generally a schedule of condition takes between 1-3 hours dependant on the purpose of the report and the size of the property. Learn more




What is a snagging list survey?


A snagging list survey is a detailed and careful check of a newly built house or flat for defects in the build.




Does the schedule of condition include photographs?


Yes, as our schedule of condition reports are highly detailed and include between 100-300 photographs. Any representation to personal information will be dealt with in line with data protection law.




When can i expect to receive my schedule of condition report?


Generally, we issue the report electronically within 3 working days, however it can take longer on larger sites and if this is the case, we will report any changes promptly.




What is a party wall notice?


A party wall notice is served by the building owner to the adjoining owner prior to the commencement of construction works, informing them of the proposed works and giving them the option to either consent to the works, dissent and appoint their own surveyor or to dissent and use an agreed surveyor. Learn more




What is a party wall agreement?


A party wall agreement or award is a legally binding document produced by one or more surveyors and governs the notifable works that are proposed where an adjoining owner (neighbour) has dissented to the party wall notice. Learn more




What is a party wall injunction?


A party wall injunction is obtained from the court by an adjoining owner (neighbour) to stop any works from continuing where the building owner has commenced notifiable works without serving any party wall notices. Learn more




What is a party wall?


A party wall is a wall which seperates building owned by two (or more) different owners. The party wall may stand astride the boundary line or be situated entirely on one owners land. There are two types of party walls, type 'A' and type 'B', as well as party structures and party fence walls. Learn more




What is a planned preventative maintenance survey?


Planned prevenatative maintenance surveys (also known as stock condition surveys) are a record of an asset or portfolio of assets which enables a client to understand the remedial works that are required over a given time period.





 
 

Building Surveying

What is a schedule of condition?


A schedule of condition inspection is a detailed record of defects and/or imperfections within areas of a property taken on a specific date. The report is generally produced prior to building works, entering a lease or in connection with a party wall agreement. Learn more




How long does a schedule of condition inspection take?


Generally a schedule of condition takes between 1-3 hours dependant on the purpose of the report and the size of the property. Learn more




What is a snagging list survey?


A snagging list survey is a detailed and careful check of a newly built house or flat for defects in the build.




Does the schedule of condition include photographs?


Yes, as our schedule of condition reports are highly detailed and include between 100-300 photographs. Any representation to personal information will be dealt with in line with data protection law.




When can i expect to receive my schedule of condition report?


Generally, we issue the report electronically within 3 working days, however it can take longer on larger sites and if this is the case, we will report any changes promptly.




What is a party wall notice?


A party wall notice is served by the building owner to the adjoining owner prior to the commencement of construction works, informing them of the proposed works and giving them the option to either consent to the works, dissent and appoint their own surveyor or to dissent and use an agreed surveyor. Learn more




What is a party wall agreement?


A party wall agreement or award is a legally binding document produced by one or more surveyors and governs the notifable works that are proposed where an adjoining owner (neighbour) has dissented to the party wall notice. Learn more




What is a party wall injunction?


A party wall injunction is obtained from the court by an adjoining owner (neighbour) to stop any works from continuing where the building owner has commenced notifiable works without serving any party wall notices. Learn more




What is a party wall?


A party wall is a wall which seperates building owned by two (or more) different owners. The party wall may stand astride the boundary line or be situated entirely on one owners land. There are two types of party walls, type 'A' and type 'B', as well as party structures and party fence walls. Learn more




What is a planned preventative maintenance survey?


Planned prevenatative maintenance surveys (also known as stock condition surveys) are a record of an asset or portfolio of assets which enables a client to understand the remedial works that are required over a given time period.