Building occupancy periods will generally span the lifecycle of any commercial property, no matter what the (intended) use. Owners and occupiers will therefore invariably be faced with a multitude of potential issues during this period, whether contentious or non-contentious. We offer specialist advice on a range of occupancy related matters.
Structural or performance defects can occur in all properties. The one thing they all have in common is the need to act swiftly.
This service includes the inspection, investigation, diagnosis and reporting of any physical or performance concerns that you may have with your property. We take a holistic approach in recommending any remedial actions, and are experienced in managing and monitoring these on your behalf.
Some common issues are outlined below:
Our project services cover a range of refurbishment and maintenance projects for commercial and residential properties including offices, industrial and retail units. Our services are tailored to suit your specific requirements and goals.
Our services include:
We will proactively work with you to deliver a successful project from inception through to completion.
Having the right insurance is one of the most important aspects of mitigating the risk to the value of your property portfolio. RCAs are routinely required for insurance purposes to allow for demolition and rebuilding of a property to the same specification (new for old) in the event of damage or total destruction.
The insured sum should allow for all relevant costs, including associated professional and statutory fees. The process of ascertaining the cost to reinstate a building is known in the industry as a Reinstatement Cost Assessment (RCA). The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recommends RCAs are reviewed and updated on an annual basis with a complete reassessment undertaken every three years.
We have extensive experience preparing RCAs for a vast range of property types throughout the UK, including properties of a varying age, style and type. Using our experience, knowledge of construction and the development process, we are able to assess a building’s reinstatement cost accurately and in accordance with the insurers requirements. Our valuations include site inspections, detailed measurements, the review of historical data and current market considerations.
All assessments are carried out in accordance with the RICS Guidance Notes.
We can assist you by reviewing a tenant’s proposed alterations or fit out and provide recommendations to mitigate any potential long-term damage to the property from inappropriate or poorly considered alterations. Our service includes monitoring the tenant’s works and liaising with your legal team to ensure any licence to alter is comprehensive and includes all relevant information.
For complex building engineering services installations, we can arrange for specialist engineers to be appointed to review proposed mechanical, electrical and public health services installations.
We can also assist you with your alteration proposals and fit our works. Please refer to our contract administration and project management services for further details.