Fire Insurance Valuations / Building Reinstatement Cost Assessments (RCA) Every property needs to be insured. Leases often give the landlord this responsibility with the costs being reimbursed by the lessees.  An underestimation of the insured value can result in a shortfall in insurance cover, and this can lead to claims being rejected or only partially recovered….

All properties suffer defects from time to time. Sometimes they can be straightforward and a builder can resolve them for you. Sometimes they are more complex, and solutions are not always obvious. At LBB Chartered Surveyors we offer a specialist building surveying consultancy – advising property owners, occupiers and property managers on the repair and…

The Specification and Administration of Building Works Our expert Building Surveyors offer advice when building repairs, maintenance, alterations or conversion works are necessary. We often advise property owners and managers on the timing and budgeting of cyclical major works and Section 20 consultation procedures required for residential blocks under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985….

Capital Expenditure Budget and Building Condition Reports When setting service charges, reserve funds or budgets; a landlord, managing agent or individual property owner needs a clear understanding of the condition of their premises and accurate projected building repair and maintenance costs. At LBB, our Chartered Building Surveyors have this specialist knowledge and years of experience….

What are Dilapidations? The term is normally used to cover defects or disrepair which a tenant (normally a commercial tenant) will be required to deal with or pay to have remedied when a property is vacated. When considering taking a commercial lease of a property or part of a property it is essential to consider…

What is a Party Wall? A Party Wall is a shared wall between separating properties owned by different owners. Sometime fences and walls on boundaries can be Party Walls too. What is a Party Structure Notice? When one of the owners is planning to carry out building works that will affect a shared Party Wall,…

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