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Andrew WilliamsEnergy Performance Certificates

One of the many problems facing the UK is the fact that as a nation, we have ignored insulation, boiler efficiency and clapped out power stations for years. The net result is that the country as a whole and most buildings have a massive carbon footprint. This waste of energy and the excessive CO2 emissions that it creates is affecting … Read More

Squatting is now a crime in England.

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English law has finally caught up with Scottish Law, where it has been illegal to squat since 1865. As of 1st September 2012, residential squatting is punishable by the Crown through the criminal justice system. The new rule has been introduced via the statutory instrument formally enacting section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. … Read More

Government wants clampdown on illegal encampments

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One of the problems that council face is that people are setting up unauthorised encampments at weekends, or bank holiday periods illegally while council offices are closed. Because it is often not possible to take enforcement act at weekends or bank holidays. This then means that no enforcement action is taken to prevent the cutting down of protected trees or … Read More

Not having a survey can cost you money

Andrew WilliamsHome Condition Reports

For many people, buying a house is one of the biggest decisions they will ever make. The financial layout is many times larger than they’d spend on a car. But despite the risks, many home buyers in England and Wales decide to take a chance an not bother with a survey. By doing so, they are putting themselves in a … Read More

Other Surveying Services

Andrew WilliamsEnergy Performance Certificates, Extensions, Party Wall

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) Residential & Commercial When selling a residential or commercial property or letting a residential or commercial property it is now a legal requirement to have an EPC for that property. We are able to provide energy performance certificates for domestic properties and non domestic dwellings. Contact us for a quote. Project Management If you require a surveyor to assist … Read More


Andrew WilliamsQSi - Quantity Surveyors International

– Post Partnering – Back to lowest price and claims; making the most of It Start: 9:00am on Wednesday 7th November 2012 Following the success of last year’s event, the QSi’s second annual conference event will look at current trends in the construction market place. Our high quality speakers are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds with vast experience … Read More

The Company Profile

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Andrew R Williams & Associates Ltd are Independent Chartered Surveyors and have been established since 1979 providing a full range of surveying services to the Commercial and Residential Sectors. Operating in Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington, Widnes, Runcorn and Northwest and Cheshire at affordable rates. Our aim is to save the client money with both residential and commercial property issues. In particular … Read More

Call for turbine exclusion zones rejected.

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The call to impose minimum distance requirements between wind turbines and homes and offshore wind farms and the coast has been rejected by the British Government. Each case will be assessed on its merits and will take into account such things as the local topography and site specific information.

The Party Wall Act

Andrew WilliamsParty Wall

I have Planning Permission why do I need to bother with the Party Wall Act. The truth is, Planning Permission may not be enough. More importantly, legal action can be very costly.  The Party Wall Act is an enabling act designed to protect Building Owner (someone carrying out building works) and adjoining owners. Compared to legal action, the cost of appointing a … Read More