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?

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 […]