Major Works

A planned maintenance programme could save you time and money

The vagaries of the English weather together with day-to-day wear and tear mean that all buildings deteriorate over time. Changes... more »

How to replace your roof

Julian Davies is the Managing Director of Earl Kendrick Associates, a multi award winning chartered surveyors with offices in London,... more »

What are Party Wall Awards and why do I need to consider the Party Wall Act 1996 (the Act)?

Following our recent article in the November issue on making alterations to leasehold properties, we discuss in more detail Party Wall... more »

Repairing Historic Windows

Julian Davies gives some practical guidance on window repair in listed blocks In the last issue of Flat Living, I looked at the issues... more »

Is your project being managed properly?

“Combining a Chartered Building Surveyor’s skillset with core project management methodology offers clients well rounded... more »

Licence for Alterations - the Why's and What's?

Yashmin Mistry, Partner at JPC Law advises us about what a Licence to Alter is, and when and why we would need one. What is a Licence... more »

How to: replace your roof

There are times when, despite the best maintenance plan, you will need to invest in a new roof. Here are Earl Kendrick’s seven... more »

Planned Maintenance

Plan your maintenance proactively and reap the rewards of your efforts – don’t just bury your head in the sand “The... more »

Repair Or Replace

Julian Davies takes a closer look at the complexities of window replacement projects in listed buildings Windows are some of the most... more »

The top 10 block management oversights on major works

Damien Finnegan, Managing Director of Finnegan Property Services looks at the most common obstacles to overcome in order to ensure... more »

TOP TEN TIPS for making the most of your roof.

1 Have a maintenance plan I regularly visit residential blocks where there is either no plan in place or the existing plan does not... more »

Understanding 'Party Wall' matters

Flat Living is all about getting along with other home owners. Typically, you have neighbours to the left and to the right, above and... more »

Planning for Maintenance is the key to successfully funding Major Works

Damien Finnegan, Managing Director of Finnegan Property Services, answers some key questions on planning and funding Major Works. How... more »

Buying a flat? Never underestimate the value of a survey

Chartered Surveyor Charlie Kemble-Davies from Finnegan Property Services underlines the importance of a building survey when buying... more »

Appointing a project manager/surveyor

A Man with a Plan A planned maintenance programme could save you time and money says Julian Davies The vagaries of the English weather... more »

Replacement Windows

Where a property is divided into flats, no ‘permitted development rights’ exist, so the replacement of, or alteration to... more »

How to replace windows in flats and apartments

Where a property is divided into flats, no ‘permitted  development rights’ exist, so the replacement of, or alteration... more »