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Property Surveying Blog


In our informative Property Surveying Blog we take pride in writing weekly blog posts on Property Surveying.

Whether it is Party Wall Surveying, RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Valuations or Property Defects, you can be sure to find a blog post on the topic here!

Written by Berry Lodge Surveyors

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 is supposed to provide a framework in order to prevent and to resolve any dispute that may result from any type of construction on or near the party wall or boundary wall between two neighbouring properties. This legislation is applicable to any type of excavation that may be carried […]

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August 24, 2020

Roofs and their Defects

Written by Mohbin Malik

In this week’s blog post, I will be discussing roofs and the common defects they can suffer. No matter the property, size, location or value, they will all have a roof, so knowing the facts is key! There are generally, two types of roofs either pitched or flat In my opinion, the performance of a […]

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August 17, 2020

A Licence to Alter

Written by Beau Davies

For an extension or refurbishment plan to actualise, many differing professional services have to be called upon and enlisted, including: An Architect An Engineer A competent Contractor An Experienced Party Wall Surveyor A good Solicitor On top of that, one important agreement that must not be forgotten is a licence to alter, which must be […]

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Written by Liam Wilkinson

If your neighbour is planning construction works under the Party Wall etc Act 1996, it is possible you have heard the term ‘Party Wall Access’. If the proposed works include raising the Party Wall or building up to, or astride the boundary line, your neighbour’s construction team will require access to your property in order […]

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August 3, 2020

Party Wall Survey Costs

Written by Berry Lodge Surveyors

Under the Party Wall Act 1996, building owners who plan to carry out changes or alterations to their properties are required to serve adjoining owners a Party Wall Notice one or two months before the work commences. Once received, the adjoining owners have three Party Wall Notice response options: Consent to the work Dissent and […]

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Written by Bradley Mackenzie

If you are reading this blog it is likely that you are strongly considering buying a property but you’re somewhat hesitant. Your apprehension is justified. We all know someone who bought a property only to discover a mound of hidden defects later down the line. Repair costs can rack up and make the difference between […]

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