Arcadia’s Children – out soon

Andrew WilliamsBooks

After eleven wasted years of military service and after being shot by a gun toting Ardenese thug, the last thing that Mick Tarmy needed was to be blackmailed into becoming part of Samantha’s dangerous world. More importantly, as a highly trained and heavily armed special services group had already been wiped out by the Great Ones, he had no desire … Read More

Tenants liable for damages of £70,000 in case concerning onerous break clause because of poorly kept fence

Andrew WilliamsBooks, News

Reproduced from Property Surveying Tenants liable for damages of £70,000 in case concerning onerous break clause because of poorly kept fence Ref. Sirhowy Investments Limited v Henderson & Knight (2014) The case provides a particularly stark warning to tenants considering agreeing a lease which contains onerous break clause conditions. In this instance, Mr Henderson and Miss Knight, the tenants, rented … Read More

Party Wall etc Act 1966

Andrew WilliamsParty Wall

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 – Misconception. Dealing with a misconception: the Act is an enabling Act. It is not designed to prevent a building owner from carrying legitimate work. Who pays? In most cases the Building owner (the person doing the work) pays all Party Wall Surveyors costs. s fees? Why should I use the Party Wall etc … Read More

THE SAVA Home Condition Survey

Andrew WilliamsHome Condition Reports

Buying a house is a major investment. One that you really need to make an informed decision about. That’s exactly what the Home Condition Survey allows you to do. It’s a striking fact that around 70% of homebuyers do not commission any form of independent survey on the property they purchase. Which?, the consumer agency, estimates that undertaking a condition … Read More

ECO – Hard to Treat Cavity Walls

Andrew WilliamsSurveying

RICS has created a course to enable chartered surveyors experienced in surveying residential properties to become designated as ‘appropriately qualified’ to sign-off hard-to-treat cavity wall reports to satisfy the requirements of the Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) Order 2012 (ECO). With the Government committed to spending £1.3bn annually on insulating 3.2m hard-to-treat cavity walls over the next six years … Read More