our services

Building Pathology and Defect Analysis

Using the latest equipment to aid in the investigation of any building defect, our building surveyors can provide detailed reporting and advice. Once identified, we will specify and monitor the appropriate remedial works.

Defects can occur in all buildings, but one common factor is the need to act fast. In most cases, this will prevent the need for further, more extensive and costly remedial works.

 


 

Schedules of Condition
A schedule of condition, whether it be a detailed written report or a comprehensive photographic schedule, is an accurate way of recording a building’s condition at any given time.

Used by landlords and tenants, these schedules are ways for both parties to ensure that the premises remain, and are returned in a condition compliant with lease terms, removing the need for protracted negotiation.

Schedules of condition must be referenced within and appended to your lease. Failure to do this could render the schedule invalid and in turn expose you to the further repair, redecoration or reinstatement works.

 


 

Landlord and Tenant Matters
Covering a huge range of services, this area sees us acting for landlords and tenants when negotiating lease terms, operating break clauses, monitoring tenant works or reviewing applications for a license for alteration.

We are confident that we will be able to offer clear advice on your property questions and act on your behalf in securing the best achievable outcome for you.

 


 

Dilapidations
Often not considered until a lease is nearing expiry, a dilapidation schedule can have a huge financial implication on your business. The key to any dilapidation matters is to act immediately, rather than waiting until the lease expiry.

RB Surveyor Services offer specialist advice at all stages of your lease. From lease review and preparation of the schedule, through to negotiations and achieving a favourable settlement.

 


 

Acquisition Surveys / Property Assessments
Inspecting portfolios or single units, we provide detailed assessments for consideration prior to your agreement to purchase or occupy.

 


 

Project Management
A new build development or works to meet an incoming tenant’s requirements, we have the ability to co-ordinate your project from feasibility stage through to completion and handover.

Each project, large or small, is given a high level of attention, ensuring that the planning, contract stage and paperwork elements are all completed to a high standard. We pride ourselves on maintaining good communication across the team, ensuring that all works run smoothly and efficiently.

 


 

Planned and Preventative Maintenance
Extensive and costly reactive maintenance can often be avoided by having a planned and preventative maintenance plan in place.

Regular upkeep and maintenance of properties will prolong the useful life of each building material, as well as ensuring that manufacturer’s guarantees remain valid.

 


Contract Administration
From conception through to practical completion, RB Surveyor Services offers a full specification preparation, tendering and contract administration service.

In our initial meeting, we will gain a full understanding of your needs and the factors critical to you, such as time or budget. Following our site inspections, we will then produce a detailed specification of works suitable for the tender process. This involves a minimum of three carefully selected contractors and allows us to achieve competitive market rates with reliable, approved contractors.

 


 

Measured Surveys
With highly calibrated digital measuring equipment, our expert building surveyors can quickly and accurately measure your property. We then provide CAD (computer aided design) plans for any purpose you may require, from basic land registry plans to full planning applications.

 


 

Historic and Listed Buildings
A particular passion and interest to our specialist building surveyors is dealing with historic and listed buildings. As well as maintaining and optimising your asset, it is critical that the historic building stock within the UK is preserved for future generations.

Experienced in all manner of stone and timber buildings, we have worked closely with Conservation Officers on projects ranging from repair and redecoration works, to the conversion of vacant upper parts creating self contained apartments. Mindful of budgets, we strive to ensure that all repairs, renovations or alteration works are done in a sympathetic manner. Careful consideration is also given to creating a ‘reversible’ solution, whilst still retaining original features.

Historic works undertaken include the conversion of vacant upper parts within Chester City Centre. Creating 4 self contained holiday apartments, all to a high specification whilst retaining original features these apartments are now in high demand all year round.

As with all buildings, correct and regular maintenance is essential to prevent costly and widespread problems in the future.

 


 

Residential Building Surveys
Identification of defects, general house surveys or a more specific survey to meet your requirements, we understand how important your home or investment is to you. Following our site inspection our building surveyors will provide a detailed and clear report outlining not only any defects which have been identified but listing building elements, the age and construction of the property.

Our reports are tailored to suit each individual client so please call to see which reports would best suit you.

 


 

Lease Reviews
Whether you are a Tenant, Landlord or Investor you should always be fully aware of the obligations and liabilities contained within your lease. This service sees our professionals read your lease documentation and provide a summarised report outlining your liabilities and highlighting key conditions which must be undertaken, for instance, maintenance works to ensure guarantees remain valid.

Avoid surprises and always be aware of your obligations. Call us now for a more detailed explanation of this service.