Building Surveying

Our Chartered Building Surveyors have expertise in the following areas:

  • Residential Building Survey reports including Major Defects Surveys
  • Programmed or Planned Maintenance advice, including Schedule of Condition reports
  • Commercial Building Survey or Schedule of Condition reports for pre-acquisition or to record state and condition at commencement of lease
  • Due Diligence Building Inspections
  • Preparation of Schedule of Dilapidations (Dilapidations Advice) and Wants of Repair for service on commercial tenants, or defending claims on behalf of tenants
  • Development/Project Monitoring to assist lenders in controlling stage payments during development
  • Independent Snagging Services at the end of a project, to identify outstanding works
  • Party Wall advice for residential and commercial property
  • Feasiblity Studies, which can be undertaken with Andrew Forbes Chartered Valuation Surveyors to provide an overall project appraisal
  • Contract Administration, Procurement and Tendering
  • CDM Consultancy to Clients, Principal Designers, Designers, Principal Contractors and Contractors
  • Expert Witness advice

Above all, Andrew Forbes Chartered Building Surveyors provide independent and impartial reports on building pathology issues, defects analysis and diagnosis, technical assessment and recommendations for repair.

Our Chartered Building Surveyors are also experienced in Historic Building Conservation (including properties in a Conservation Area), on a range of building types and ages.  Andrew Forbes can provide the services detailed; with an emphasis on the particular character and importance of the building or structure.

Finally, we can also assist with Fire Risk Assessments, Assessments of Building Fabric under the Equality Act, and other statutory consents as part of our overall service.


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