Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Will I Have to Wait for the Final Report?
Typically, reports are delivered 3 – 5 working days after the inspection date, although this can be sped up if required.
Can The Report Be Sent Physically?
We send reports digitally but can provide a physical copy of the report if required.
Does the report contain photographs?
Yes – we take as many as 200 photographs on-site during an inspection and usually include 30 – 50 of these within the body of the report.
What geographical areas Do You Cover?
We serve clients throughout Kent and South East London.
Do You Have Professional Indemnity Insurance?
Yes,all our surveys are covered by comprehensive Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Do You Carry Out Mortgage Valuations?
No,but we can provide full rebuild cost calculations for insurance purposes.
How Far in Advance Should I Book a Survey?
We normally request a week's notice but will respond to a customer's needs.
How Much Does a Party Wall Award Cost?
A Building Owner’s Surveyor fee usually starts from £595 for a typical loft or single-storey extension. The Building Owner pays for all surveying fees in a Party Wall Agreement.
What is the purpose of the Party Wall etc.Act?
The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 is a UK law that provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes between property owners in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings. The primary purpose of the Act is to ensure that any work carried out on a shared wall or boundary between two properties is done so in a way that is safe, legal and does not cause damage to either property. The Act sets out a number of procedures that must be followed before work can commence, including the serving of notices and the appointment of surveyors. The aim of the Act is to promote good relations between neighbours and to avoid the need for costly and time-consuming legal disputes.