Building Surveyors

Our building surveying team have significant experience in the provision of surveying expertise to an array of private and public sector clients.

By drawing on their wide range of experience and expertise across all sectors and property types, our team assist at each and every stage of commercial property ownership, investment and occupation. From acquisition to disposal, whatever your need, our team of building surveyors can provide a bespoke service tailored to your individual requirements.

In summary, the general scope of professional services provided by our building surveyors is as follows:

Pre-Acquisition Building Surveys and Construction Appraisals

A rapid response service for any client intending to acquire property interests. Survey reports can be tailored to suit specific requirements ranging from a simple letter report to an ‘executive summary’ or a full building survey report. Each report contains details of pertinent defects, statutory compliance and can include reference to budget costs for identified disrepair. Asbestos surveys can also be arranged and co-ordinated by Rhomco.

Building Reinstatement Cost Assessments for Fire Insurance Purposes

Carrying out regular insurance valuations for clients to ensure maintenance of optimum cover.

Landlord & Tenant

Advising clients on tenancy obligations including schedule of dilapidation preparation and negotiation; licences for alteration; preparation of schedules of condition etc.

Party Wall Legislation

Advising clients on party wall matters. We accept appointment by either building owners or adjoining owners under the Party Wall Etc. Act 1996. We also have experience of acting as 3rd surveyor in accordance with the legislation. The provision of initial advice in an attempt to limit the legislative implications before commencement of construction work is also becoming more popular with our clients and is a service we regularly provide.

Development & Cost Monitoring Services

Monitoring and appraising service for banks, institutional investors, property developers and other sources of property finance.

Building Contract Administration

Control of contract procedures relating to new construction, refurbishment, repair and maintenance work. We also have the capability to act as Principal Designer in accordance with the CDM Regulations.

Building Defects & Dispute Advice

In depth investigation, review, diagnosis and advice on building defects. Opinion and advice on settlement of disputes and guidance through planning, building control and fire precautions legislation. Specialist expert witness services can also be provided.

Planned Maintenance

Provision of condition surveys, advising on maintenance to minimise future expenditure and extend residual building life. Planned maintenance programmes can be provided together with projected budget costs. Both maintenance and more extensive works of alteration and improvement are often administered by our qualified staff under subsequent instruction.

Design, Specification, Space Planning and Fit-Out

Design and specification of works to overcome general building defects / disrepair, to deal with refurbishment and maintenance. Our team of building surveyors regularly prepare detailed specification packages for tender and often administrate schemes we have designed. We are also able to provide advice on general space planning and fit-out requirements.