Building Surveying Information


Benedict Nairn Associates are here for you. Our building surveying expertise can save you money by helping you to avoid unforeseen costs with your property.

For landlords and tenants, we offer advice on:
• Dilapidations
• Fire reinstatement insurance valuations
• Planned maintenance strategies
• Acquisition surveys
• Party wall matters
• The obligations of the parties under a lease
• Defect diagnosis
• Break clauses

For homeowners, we offer:
• Building surveys (also known as structural surveys) prior to purchase
• Defect diagnosis
• Advice on party wall matters

We offer impartial, professional building surveying advice to the highest standard. Based in Cambridgeshire, serving London, East Anglia and the Midlands.

Whether you are a business or a private individual, your property is one of your largest financial expenses. Not only can the purchase of a freehold or leasehold interest be expensive, but so too can the maintenance and repair that a building requires throughout the course of its life.

Regardless of whether your property is your house, an industrial unit, one floor of a small office building or an entire large modern office block, we have the experience and expertise to assist you at every stage.
xBenNairnPhoto.jpgFrom pre-purchase and throughout your ownership or tenancy of your premises and even at the end of your lease and beyond, we can apply our building surveying expertise to help you avoid or anticipate unforeseen expenses, and identify and resolve problems before they become serious.

For example, you may want to plan a maintenance strategy so that you can budget for such repairs as will be necessary before they are needed, or you may have a problem with your building that you want investigated and resolved before it becomes a costly disaster.

You may want advice on a commercial lease you are about to enter into, or you may be approaching the end of your lease and require advice on the repairs that will be required. In all of these instances Benedict Nairn Associates can help you.

For your complete peace of mind, not only are we Chartered Surveyors but we are also regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Please browse through our website, which not only details the services we offer but also gives information that will prove useful to landlords, tenants and homeowners alike, and help save you time and money. These will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back in for new articles.

Professional Dilapidations Advice for Landlords and Tenants
Chartered Surveyor offering comprehensive approach to Dilapidations in Commercial Property
Detailed Commercial Acquisition Survey
Comprehensive Service for Property Investors, Tenants and Owner Occupiers Requiring Commercial Acquisition Survey
The Party Wall Etc Act 1996 – What You Need to Know
Professional Party Wall Advice from a Chartered Surveyor
Building Survey Information for Homebuyers
A Building Survey by a Chartered Surveyor is vital if you are buying a house – let us give you peace of mind.
Fire Insurance Valuation – Full Building Reinstatement Cost Assessments
Fire Insurance Valuation Surveys to Determine the Cost of Rebuilding Your Property
Planned Preventative Maintenance Surveys – Plan Your Maintenance Budget
Preventative Maintenance Surveys – Expert advice to Help You Plan your Maintenance Budget
Building Defect Inspections – Diagnosing the Causes of Defects and their Remedy
Chartered Building Surveyor offering building defect and repair advice
Break Clause Advice and Information for Landlords and Tenants
Some useful information for anyone party to a lease with a break clause
The Equality Act, People with Disabilities and Access to Buildings
Information on The Equality Act and Property for Service Providers
Air Conditioning and the R22 Refrigerant Ban
Information on Air Conditioning and the restrictions on ozone depleting coolants.
Japanese Knotweed – an Unwelcome Guest
Information on Japanese Knotweed from a Chartered Surveyor
Information on Asbestos
Chartered Surveyor’s Advice on Asbestos
VOCs in Paint as Affected by New Legislation
Some useful information regarding the reduction of VOCs in paint
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
First Conviction under the Corporate Manslaughter Act
Information on Damp in Buildings
Some useful information about damp in buildings
Victorian Buildings – typical features and defects
Some useful information for those who own or wish to buy Victorian Buildings
Testimonials for Benedict Nairn
Benedict Nairn Associates – Relevant Experience
Some Samples of our Relevant Experience
Contact Benedict Nairn Associates
Contact Benedict Nairn Associates
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