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10 ways a Building Surveyor can save you money

May 2022

Whether you’re buying or selling, starting, renewing or ending a lease, building, extending, refurbishing, repairing or maintaining a commercial property, appointing a Building Surveyor to look after your interests has many benefits.

Building Surveyors provide you with independent, expert, professional advice. This can save you time, money and worry when it comes to commercial property. They can, and do, add value to projects through their unique blend of construction and design knowledge and property expertise. They understand building defects, Building Regulations, the ins and outs of construction contracts, the hazards of dilapidations, Health and Safety Regulations and how to manage teams of professionals. The services Building Surveyors can provide include:

  1. They understand building defects, Building Regulations, the ins and outs of construction contracts, the hazards of dilapidations, Health and Safety Regulations and how to manage teams of professionals.
  2. Project Management: Management of the design and overseeing the construction process on new build and major refurbishment projects from inception through to completion.
  3. Development Monitoring: Monitoring major construction projects on behalf of freehold investors, funding institutions or tenants ensuring that works are designed and constructed in accordance with the development brief and the budget.
  4. Refurbishment: Managing the construction process from inception through to completion including all pre-and post-contract services, financial control and dealing with any necessary statutory approvals.
  5. Schedules of Condition:Preparation of schedules of condition to accurately record the condition of leasehold premises at the lease commencement date.
  6. Dilapidations: Preparation of interim and final schedules of dilapidations on behalf of landlords. Representing tenants where interim or final schedules have been served.
  7. Repairs & Maintenance: Preparation of planned maintenance programmes for individual properties or property portfolios and dealing with all pre and post-contract services relating to repair and maintenance projects arising from the programme.
  8. Detailed Building Surveys: Preparation of detailed building surveys prior to the purchase of freehold or leasehold interests in commercial and industrial property.
  9. Defect Investigation: Investigating building defects, identifying symptoms, causes and necessary remedial works and, if appropriate, arranging for repairs to be carried out.
  10. Reinstatement Cost Assessment for Insurance Purposes: Inspection of the property, measured survey (or check measurements) and preparation of a reinstatement valuation upon which the Landlord and their insurance provider can rely. 

For further information about GJS Dillon’s Building Surveying services contact Mike Sutton, Director of Building Surveying Services, at mikesutton@gjsdillon.co.uk or call 01905 676169

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