Building Consultancy

Whether a pre-acquisition check is needed on a residential, industrial or commercial building, or management of works on a new or existing property is required, Kirkby Diamond’s experienced Chartered Surveyors can help.

Kirkby Diamond Building Surveyors can undertake the necessary survey inspections and provide advice to suit your property needs.  This may be at any point of your occupancy of a building, be it at lease commencement, occupation fit-out, lease-end or disposal.

Whatever the requirement, clients can rest assured of the professional, quality service provided by Kirkby Diamond.

For more information on building surveys or to discuss your requirements contact our Building Surveyors based at our Luton and Milton Keynes offices. 


Schedules of Condition & Dilapidations

Whether you are a Landlord or a Tenant, professional advice should always be sought prior to leasing a residential or commercial property. This is ‘advice that pays’ in avoiding costly litigation when the lease ends. 

Prior to signing a new lease, it is essential to fully understand the requirements of the tenant liabilities and the financial implications of not complying with them.

You may be required to have a Schedule of Condition prepared on the building.  This is a ‘snap-shot’ of the property’s condition at the commencement of the Lease.  Our chartered surveyors are experienced in preparing detailed Schedules of Condition, which can be appended and referenced within a new lease. 

When approaching the end of the term, the Landlord will require the preparation of a Terminal Schedule of Dilapidations or, in other words, a list of items where it is felt that the occupier has not met with their covenants etc.

Acting for Landlord or Tenant clients, Kirkby Diamond have the experience to assist with the preparation or review of a Schedule of Dilapidations, which will lead to a fair financial settlement. 

Party Wall Matters

Kirkby Diamond’s Party Wall specialists are well versed in the details of the legislation, advising on the preparation and review of the most appropriate notification, and then advising on the requirements to draft and agree a Party Wall Award.

When the Building Owner (B.O.) proposes to carry out any works that will trigger the act, the B.O. must give Notice to the Adjoining Owner (A.O.) in advance of carrying out the works.

Representing Building or Adjoining Owners, our Building Surveyors will act in accordance with the Party Wall Act to ensure that the duties placed on all parties are followed and discharged.

Building Surveys

Which one do you need?

Property owners and prospective property owners, whether they be residential or commercial clients, have a need at some time for one or more of the following surveys:

  • Freehold or Leasehold Pre-Acquisition Building Survey
  • Diagnostic Survey
  • Measured Surveys

With the experience and knowledge required of an RICS Chartered building surveyor, Kirkby Diamond’s surveyors are able to inspect and identify existing and potential defects in all types of commercial and residential property.  Our reports are designed to clearly advise and recommend the most suitable solution based on your occupation or strategy for the building.

Project Management

Commercial owners or occupiers are likely at some point in time to require advice on the procurement of construction or refurbishment works such as:  

  1. Internal repairs and redecorations
  2. External repairs and redecorations
  3. General refurbishment
  4. Alterations
  5. Extensions
  6. New build Industrial or Residential developments

Our experienced surveyors will guide you through the pre-contract phase, advising you on the most suitable procurement route, preparing suitable and detailed specifications of works and tender documents, and will recommend the most suitable contractor. 

We will manage the works on your behalf, reporting back to you throughout the contract and post contract phases, managing contractor payments, potential variations and other appropriate contract administration duties.

Kirkby Diamond’s team offer Project Management services from inception through to completion, advising on the necessary statutory or Landlord consents where required.

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