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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 Beau Davies

As a leaseholder, if you want to make structural or material changes to your property then you will need to obtain a Licence to Alter (LTA), also known as a Licence for Alterations from your freeholder. The LTA is a written document that essentially provides you with consent from your landlord (landlord’s consent) for you […]

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Written by Mohbin Malik

In this week’s blog post, I am going to generally explain flooding and the risks involved along with a few simple solutions to ensure that you and your property are well protected! Flooding isn’t something that may think could affect you, however, it is worth bearing in mind that the Environment Agency has calculated that […]

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Written by Berry Lodge Surveyors

This is one of the most common types of work that fall within the realm of a Licence to Alter and require the leaseholder to obtain the permission of the Freeholder. We have a full blog post on the types of installations and modifications that should be undertaken to the floor during the course of […]

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February 17, 2020

Choosing a Party Wall Surveyor

Written by Beau Davies

In this week’s blog post we are going to be looking at a decision that every single building owner or adjoining owner will find themselves faced with; “How to choose a Party Wall Surveyor?” When considering this question, it is important to briefly refer back to the Party Wall etc Act 1996 and in particular, […]

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February 10, 2020

Licence to Alter Tips

Written by Bradley Mackenzie

Licence of alterations can often be a problematic bridge to cross and can usually be one of the final stumbling blocks before a leaseholder can undertake work to their property. Here at Berry Lodge we undertake numerous licence of alterations surveying jobs each year, and thought that we would look into some of the most […]

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February 3, 2020

Boundary Fences

Written by Tughan Musa

This time of year one of the joys of living in the Uk is the weather tends to be wet and windy. In the aftermath of a storm, fences can be blown down and hedges up-rooted. We can anticipate neighbours will be debating the replacement of these boundary features. But what happens if one neighbour […]

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