What Is A House Survey?

Houses are incredibly complicated things. Much more than just bricks and mortar, they incorporate thousands of different parts and take dozens of tradespeople hundreds of hours to put together. There’s a lot that can go wrong, and sometimes that isn’t obvious until a lot further down the line. On top of that, older houses accumulate a lot of wear and tear over the years. If you’re looking to buy a house, you’ve probably heard that you should have a house survey done – but why?

Should I settle a dilapidations claim quickly?

Our team of specialist dilapidations surveyors at Harrison Clarke is often asked, “How quickly can I settle my dilapidations claim?” In this article, we explore both the benefits and drawbacks of a quick settlement, as well as what is in the best interests of both a landlord and a tenant. https://youtu.be/Lb12odYShds Benefits of settling a […]

Security for Expenses – Party Wall

At Harrison Clarke, our team of specialist party wall surveyors are often asked for advice around security for expenses, and how this relates to the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. Under Section 12 of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, adjoining owners can request that the building owner provides security prior to commencing their notifiable […]

How should a tenant prepare for a dilapidations claim?

Our specialist dilapidations surveyors at Harrison Clarke are often asked for advice on how tenants can prepare for a dilapidations claim. In this article, we look at what a dilapidations claim is, and consider options available to tenants when preparing for a claim. Dilapidations When a lease comes to an end, landlords commonly make a […]

How should a landlord prepare for a dilapidations claim?

Our experienced surveyors at Harrison Clarke are often asked for advice on how landlords can prepare for a dilapidations claim. In this article, we consider what items a landlord can use to prepare for a claim and what the best approaches are to do so. https://youtu.be/lXUVl8yfvVE Claiming dilapidations As a landlord, you may not necessarily […]

Spray Foam Insulation – an introduction

Our experienced surveyors at Harrison Clarke are often asked for information on spray foam roof insulation and how it might affect the structural integrity of properties. In this article we look at what spray foam insulation is, why it could pose problems for your building, and the importance of seeking advice from qualified Building Surveyors. […]

Responding to Party Wall Notices – An Adjoining Owner’s Guide

We understand it can be confusing for neighbours when they receive a Party Wall Notice through the post. In this article, we explain how you go about responding to a Party wall Notice and what options are available to you as an Adjoining Owner. https://youtu.be/GD7A22QdBDE Who is an Adjoining Owner? When a Building Owner starts […]

Photographic Schedule of Condition – FAQ

At Harrison Clarke we can offer to prepare Photographic Schedule of Condition, either for a new commercial tenant about to commit to leasing a commercial property or for residential clients seeking to protect themselves or their neighbours prior to commencing construction works. To provide you with a better understanding of Photographic Schedule of Condition, we […]

What can a landlord claim for under dilapidations?

Harrison Clarke are leading chartered surveyors in the Hampshire area. In this article, we will be considering what items a landlord can include in a dilapidations claim. Claiming dilapidations Commercial leases are very different to residential tenancies and typically have a number of lease clauses which relate to lease end dilapidations claims. The main difference […]

What is the purpose of an interim schedule of dilapidations?

Harrison Clarke are leading chartered surveyors in the Hampshire area. In this article, we look at the purpose of an interim schedule of dilapidations. Although there are many elements involved with an interim schedule of dilapidations, understanding the correct procedures to follow will ensure the right choices are made. What is an interim schedule of […]