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Written by Beau Davies

If you have received your RICS HomeBuyer Report and there are Condition Ratings of 3 present within it, it can be a worrying time. The RICS officially catergorises these types of defects as: Defects that are serious and,or need to be repaired, replaced or investigated urgently. We thought it would be helpful to take a […]

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Written by Bradley Mackenzie

As Party Wall Surveyors we regularly deal with loft extensions to semi detached or terraced properties. During the process of undertaking the loft extension, the building owner will be exposing the Party Wall and as such the Party Wall etc Act 1996 enables a building owner to do this, subject to providing adequate weather proofing. […]

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Written by Karim El Shenawi-Ali

Over the years we have seen all types of properties from studio flats to mansions. One of the most common site our surveyors’ see while to and from site inspections, is bricked or blocked windows. These aren’t design changes or windows that never became, instead they were the homeowner’s attempt to avoid paying tax! What […]

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Written by Bradley Mackenzie

This is one of the most common questions I find myself being asked by adjoining owners and in my experience stems from some form of issue or dispute having arisen in advance of the works, during the works or even after the works commence. My take on this question is that an adjoining owner DOES […]

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Written by Richard Palmer

Here at Berry Lodge we deal with numerous Party Wall Agreements each month, one of the most common elements we see is enclosure costs. Enclosure costs arise when a Building Owner uses or encloses upon a wall that was previously built by the Adjoining Owner. This blog post aims to provide transparency to the determination, […]

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March 26, 2017

Chimney Breast Removal

Written by Beau Davies

Here at Berry Lodge we specialise in Party Wall Surveying, we thought it would be helpful to look at some of the more common types of construction work that falls within the remit of the Party Wall etc Act 1996. Chimney breast removal is one of the most common types of Party Wall work that […]

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