How to approach major works
Chris Cooper, Director at Hamilton Darcey looks at the top considerations when embarking on major works projects. In this article we will work through the top considerations when embarking on a Major Works project. We will focus on the main areas we at Hamilton Darcey believe will help Landlords, Managing Agents and Leaseholders. Timing Major works are
Work on adjoining properties
Chris Cooper, Partner at Hamilton Darcey takes a look at works being carried out on adjoining properties. With a lack of activity in the property market people are resisting an often stressful and costly move and are opting to stay put. They are then looking to maximise their property value and useable space, by altering or extending.
Choosing a Surveyor
Fiona Togher MRICS, Partner at Hamilton Darcey advises on how to find a surveyor, make sure they’re a good one and what to consider around the potential costs. When faced with the challenge of finding a surveyor, it can seem somewhat overwhelming. What to look for, where to look and what to ask are all decisions that
The top 10 block management oversights on major works
When the management of a large residential block in London realised that the building needed serious attention, they were faced with the reality of having no cash in the reserves for major works. They had failed to plan ahead. Contrast this with another multi-tenanted block which had a proper planned maintenance programme. The management team
Reinstating the obvious- make sure your building is insured to the correct value
Chris Cooper MRICS MCIArb, Partner at Hamilton Darcey looks at the importance of a reinstatement cost assessment for your building. What is a Reinstatement Cost Assessment? A reinstatement cost assessment (RCA) in the context of insurance, is the calculated estimated cost to rebuild a property on the basis of ‘total loss’. The calculations are disclosed to insurance
Planning Your Expenditure
Fiona Togher, Partner at Hamilton Darcey looks at how and why you should be planning your future expenditure. As I write this article at the start of the year, attempting to predict what will happen with the UK economy and in particular the property market for 2019, seems an impossible task for anyone. The Royal Institution of
Do I need a Crane Oversail Licence for highways?
Yes. For crane oversail licences over highways, your local authority website will normally have a form to download as well as attached guidance on what they require. This typically will include the following: A completed & signed application form; A copy of your company Public Liability Insurance certificate; A copy of your crane operation
What is a Party Wall?
What is a Party Wall? Section 20 of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 defines a Party Wall as either: A wall which stands on the land of two owners, to a greater extent than simply projecting foundations; or A wall which stands on the land of one owner that separates the buildings of two