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Building Consultancy

Building Surveys

Shape London undertake pre-acquisition and building survey reports on all types of commercial, industrial, residential, leisure and retail buildings for investment or occupational purposes.

When required, we recommend and coordinate the services of other professional and specialist consultants to ensure the production of comprehensive reports.

Our Surveyors are used to acting at speed to arrange and coordinate a team of due consultants, to ensure a fast turnaround of reports to suit the client’s deadlines.

Dilapidations Advice

Shape London act on behalf of both landlords and occupiers with regard to dilapidation schedules and negotiations. We also assess current dilapidation liabilities for building owners and occupiers, including the cost and programme impact for completing the works.

We can provide strategic advice to landlords and occupiers in relation to their dilapidation’s liabilities and lease surrender or exit strategies.

Party Wall Advice

Shape London can advise clients on a host of legal construction issues including Party Walls and other boundary matters.

Schedules of Condition

Shape London undertake condition surveys of all types of buildings for our clients. We also prepare photographic and descriptive schedules of condition for attachment to a lease.

Licences for Alterations

We submit applications for the landlord’s approval for alterations to an occupier’s demise, including plan drawings and agreeing specifications for the works.

We also act for the landlord to ensure that the lease and all legal implications are considered to safeguard the premises.

This normally includes agreeing to the scope of the occupier’s works and then monitoring them to check compliance with the agreed specification and plans.

Planned Maintenance Reports

We prepare planned maintenance reports and programmes’ to ensure that all future maintenance requirements and repairing obligations are met. Planned maintenance also assists property managers in setting service charge budgets and allocating future expenditure.

Defect Analysis

Through investigation and defects analysis, we can identify the cause of any building defects.

We work with other parties and specialists resulting in the recommendations and budgets for remedial work.

In addition, we arrange for the works to be undertaken and can advise on any resulting repairing liability issues or other liabilities under design or construction warranties.