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RICS LEVEL 3 + Surveys Offered by Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors

Friday 12th April 2024

Introduction: Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors has recently introduced a new offering - the RICS Level 3+ Survey. This upgraded survey package comes with a range of additional features that aim to provide a…

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The Importance of Serving Party wall Notices on a Neighbour in Central London and the typical consequences of not serving a notice.

Monday 8th April 2024

In the realm of building construction and renovation, the age-old saying "better safe than sorry" couldn't ring truer when it comes to serving notices on neighbours before carrying out any work on a party wall. Recent experiences in central…

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Exploring Untapped Potential: Stamp Duty Reduction for Uninhabitable Properties in London

Friday 5th April 2024

Introduction: Welcome to Tayross Associates, where we're passionate about uncovering hidden opportunities in the London property market. Today, we're excited to share insights into a…

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Unlocking the Value of Building Surveys: A Cornerstone for Property Investment

Thursday 4th April 2024

In the bustling metropolis of London, where historic charm collides with modern development, ensuring the structural integrity and potential of buildings is paramount. Whether you're a prospective buyer, a savvy investor, or a diligent property owner, understanding…

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Advantages of Using Drones for Resolving Boundary Disputes

Thursday 28th March 2024

In this modern era of technological advancements, drones have revolutionised various industries, including the field of surveying and land management. Tayross chartered building surveyors…

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Revolutionising Level 3+ Building Surveys with Drone Technology: Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors Leading the Way

Wednesday 27th March 2024

In the dynamic field of building surveys, staying ahead of the curve is paramount. At Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors, we are proud to be pioneers in harnessing the power of drone technology to…

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Why Ignoring Party Wall Surveying Could Cost You: A Comprehensive Analysis

Friday 15th March 2024

Introduction: When embarking on construction or renovation projects in London and the surrounding areas, overlooking the importance of party wall surveying can lead to significant financial and legal consequences. Here's a comprehensive analysis of why party wall surveying is essential and…

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Party Wall Surveying: How It Could Save You From Legal Disputes

Thursday 14th March 2024

When undertaking construction or renovation projects in London and the surrounding areas, it's essential to understand the importance of party wall surveying. Failing to address party…

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Why You Need a Building Surveying Company for Contract Administration on Your Building Project

Friday 8th March 2024

Introduction: When embarking on a building project in London or the surrounding areas, it's crucial to enlist the expertise of a reputable building surveying…

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What Homeowners Need to Know: The Role of Party Wall Surveying in Property Renovations

Wednesday 6th March 2024

Introduction When it comes to property renovations in the vibrant city of London and its surrounding areas, homeowners should be aware of the importance of…

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Breaking Down The Party Wall Act: Why Is It Essential For Your Construction Project?

Friday 1st March 2024

Introduction In the city of London and its surrounding areas, the importance of understanding regulations surrounding property development cannot be overstated. Among these, the Party Wall Act is a crucial one, particularly for…

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Unveiling the Truth: The Significance of Building Surveys in Property Assessment

Wednesday 28th February 2024

1. Identifying Structural Issues: Uncovering Hidden Problems: The Power of Building Surveys Building surveys play a crucial role in identifying structural issues that may not be immediately apparent. Through…

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The Vital Role of a Qualified Party Wall Surveyor: 5 Reasons to Hire Tayross Associates

Friday 23rd February 2024

Introduction: Building Bridges: The Importance of Hiring a Qualified Party Wall Surveyor 1. Expert Knowledge and Experience: Navigating the Complexities: The Power of a Qualified Party Wall Surveyor When it comes to party wall matters, a qualified surveyor brings invaluable…

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ADDRESSING DAMP, CONDENSATION AND MOULD ISSUES AS A RESULT OF POOR VENTILATION, HEATING, INSULATION AND ROOF ISSUES: A BUILDING SURVEYING CONSULTANCY'S INSIGHT TO THE CAUSE OF THESE ISSUES AND CORRECTION

Wednesday 21st February 2024

Recently, we were entrusted by a client to conduct a thorough damp and condensation survey on a property. Upon completing the site visit, we carefully documented our findings in a comprehensive damp report, complete…

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Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors: Your Trusted Partner for Cost-Effective Party Wall Processes in Harrow, Pinner, Eastcote, Middlesex

Thursday 15th February 2024

Introduction: Are you planning construction or renovation work that may require a party wall agreement with your neighbour? Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors is your go-to solution for expert guidance and the most cost-effective approach to the party wall…

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Five Important Reasons to Get a Building Survey: How Tayross Associates' Expert Opinion Can Help

Friday 9th February 2024

Introduction: In the fast-paced world of real estate, it's crucial to make informed decisions when it comes to buying or selling a property. One of the most important steps in this process is getting a building survey. A building survey provides…

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Understanding the Roles of Loss Assessors and Loss Adjusters in Insurance Claims

Wednesday 7th February 2024

Introduction: In the realm of insurance claims in the UK, it is essential to grasp the distinctions between two important professionals: the loss assessor and the loss adjuster. These individuals have distinct roles and responsibilities that play a crucial part in…

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Efficient and Impartial Party Wall Services in Northwood and Stanmore

Friday 2nd February 2024

Introduction: Are you planning construction or renovation work that may affect a shared wall with your neighbours? Look no further! We are a local company providing efficient, fast, and cost-competitive party wall services in Northwood and…

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Simplifying Party Wall Processes in Harrow, Pinner, Eastcote, and Middlesex with Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors

Wednesday 31st January 2024
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Introduction: Are you planning construction or renovation work that requires a party wall agreement with your neighbour? Look no further! Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors is your trusted partner for cost-effective and hassle-free party wall processes in…

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Understanding Contracts and Insurance for Building Works: A Guide by Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors

Friday 26th January 2024
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Introduction: When it comes to carrying out substantial building works to your property, understanding the right form of contract and insurance is crucial. At Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors, we have extensive experience in this matter, and…

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When should a terminal schedule of dilapidations/condition survey be carried out by a tenant on a typical London property?

Monday 22nd January 2024
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

At Tayross Associates, a leading building surveying consultancy in London Pinner, we have extensive experience in handling dilapidation reports for both tenants and landlords. In a typical London property, various items…

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Understanding Adverse Possession and the Importance of Boundary Reports

Thursday 18th January 2024

Introduction: In the realm of UK land law, the concept of "adverse possession" or "squatter's rights" can have significant implications when it comes to determining the legal boundary based on the…

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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A TERMINAL SCHEDULE OF CONDITIONS?

Friday 12th January 2024

In the context of commercial property leases in the UK, a Schedule of Dilapidations is a formal document prepared by a landlord (or their surveyor) that outlines breaches of lease covenants relating to the condition of the…

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What are Tenants defences against claims under a dilapidation terminal schedule, and how may they be limited by law, such as under the principle of 'diminution in value' set out in Section 18(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927.

Wednesday 10th January 2024

When faced with claims under a dilapidation terminal schedule, tenants have several defenses they can use. These defenses can be limited by laws such as the principle of 'diminution in value' outlined in Section 18(1) of the Landlord and…

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Understanding the Distinction between Land Registry Plans and Ordnance Survey Plans in the UK

Friday 5th January 2024
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Introduction: In the United Kingdom, Land Registry plans and Ordnance Survey plans play distinct roles and are produced by separate organisations. While they both serve important purposes, it is crucial to understand…

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Ensuring Fire Safety: An Overview of EWS Assessments in London Pinner

Thursday 21st December 2023

Introduction: In the wake of the tragic Grenfell Tower disaster in 2017, new regulations were introduced to enhance fire safety measures, particularly regarding cladding in residential and commercial…

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The Importance of a Detailed Damage Report for Building Repairs

Friday 15th December 2023

Introduction: Tayross Associates have recently been asked to review a vacant 65,000 sq ft office building in the heart of London. The building located in Old Street;…

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The Importance of Hiring a Chartered Surveyor for Boundary Disputes: A Case Study

Friday 8th December 2023

Introduction: Boundary disputes can be complex and emotionally charged, especially in prestigious areas like Mayfair, London. In such affluent neighbourhoods, land holds significant value, making it crucial to handle boundary issues with precision and expertise.…

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Harmonising Design and Construction: Key Insights from Our Covent Garden Presentation for Adair Building Consultancy

Friday 1st December 2023

Introduction: In the vibrant setting of Covent Garden, Tayross Associates had the privilege of presenting to Adair Building Consultancy, a renowned chartered surveying and construction consultancy. Our presentation focused on the crucial topic of harmonising design and…

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CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION: A KEY ELEMENT IN SUCCESSFUL MAJOR PROJECT WORKS

Friday 24th November 2023
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Introduction: Embarking on major project works can be a complex and daunting task, especially when it comes to managing contracts and ensuring smooth project execution. …

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Unlocking the Importance of Accurate Measurement in Commercial Properties

Friday 17th November 2023
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Accurate measurement of the internal areas of your commercial property is crucial for several reasons. Let's take a closer look at why it is important: 1. Space…

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Why Hiring Chartered Building Surveyors for a Schedule of Condition Survey is Crucial for Commercial Leasing

Friday 10th November 2023
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Introduction: When considering leasing a commercial property, it's essential for tenants to protect their interests by conducting a thorough assessment of the property's condition. This is where the expertise of chartered…

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Understanding Commercial Party Walls: A Guide for Renovations and Changes in Businesses

Friday 3rd November 2023
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Introduction: Welcome to our blog post on commercial party walls and the importance of having a party wall award in place when undertaking renovations or making changes in your business premises. As a leading building surveying consultancy with extensive experience…

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Demystifying Dilapidations: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Schedules

Thursday 26th October 2023
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Introduction: Dilapidations can be a complex and often misunderstood aspect of property leasing and ownership. It is crucial for both landlords and tenants to have a clear…

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When does a physical boundary such as a fence become a legal boundary?

Monday 23rd October 2023
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

In the UK, a physical boundary, such as a fence or a hedge, does not automatically become a legal boundary. A legal boundary is a line that divides one property from another, and its location is usually determined…

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High-End Refurbishments: Tayross Associates' Expertise in Protecting High-End Properties

Thursday 12th October 2023

Introduction: Tayross Associates, a renowned chartered building surveyor based in Pinner, Middlesex, with easy access into London; we provide party wall expertise and other surveying services at reasonable very competitive costs…

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Expert Contract Administration: Ensuring Smooth Reconstruction for Insurance works at Pinner Middlesex

Sunday 1st October 2023
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Introduction: At Tayross Associates, we take pride in our expertise in contract administration for building projects. In this blog post, we will…

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Do I Need to Notify My Neighbour with the Party Wall Act if the works are separated by a road ?

Friday 29th September 2023

Introduction: Tayross were recently involved in a project adjacent to Belgravia Square in London has long been associated with luxurious properties and ongoing construction projects. As Tayross Associates, a reputable building consultancy…

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The Legal Implications of Not Having a Party Wall Award in Place - Insights from Tayross Associates

Friday 22nd September 2023

Introduction: At Tayross Associates, a leading building surveying consultancy specialising in party wall surveying, we understand the importance of compliance with party wall legislation. As a building owner preparing to start…

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Should I Trust My Estate Agent's Recommendation for a Building Surveyor?

Monday 18th September 2023

Introduction: When it comes to purchasing or selling a property, one of the most crucial steps is obtaining a building survey. A…

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding the Party Wall Act

Friday 15th September 2023

Introduction: Planning a construction project can be an exciting endeavour, but it's essential to be aware of the legal obligations associated with it. One such obligation is the Party Wall…

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Mastering Contract Administration: A Tale of Success by Tayross Associates

Friday 8th September 2023

Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors, recently provided a Contractor Administrator role on a £300,000.00 contract for the replacement of roofs, upgrading insulation and masonry repairs located in Heronsgate. The…

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Avoiding stamp duty when buying uninhabitable properties. Why a Building Survey is Crucial: A Case Study of an Uninhabitable House in Notting Hill

Tuesday 29th August 2023

Introduction: In a recent survey conducted by Tayross Associates, a prominent building surveying consultancy, a house in the renowned neighbourhood of Notting Hill was…

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Buying an Uninhabitable House: Can a Building Surveyor Help You Avoid Stamp Duty?

Friday 25th August 2023

Introduction: Purchasing a new house is an exciting endeavour, but what if the property you have your eye on is deemed uninhabitable? The good news is that you may have a chance to avoid paying stamp duty if a qualified building…

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The Importance of a Party Wall Agreement: What Happens If You Don't Have One?

Friday 18th August 2023

Introduction: Planning any type of construction or renovation project can be an exciting time. However, it's essential to ensure that you have all the necessary legal agreements…

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The Benefits of Selecting an Agreed Surveyor Under the Party Wall Act

Monday 14th August 2023

The Party Wall Act of 1996 is a crucial piece of legislation that provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes concerning party walls,…

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We at Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors often get asked - What section of the 1996 Party Wall, et cetera act. Entitles me to employ an advising engineer/consultant at the building owners expense ?

Friday 4th August 2023
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Section 10(12) of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 states that "the reasonable costs of any surveyor or engineer appointed under this section shall be paid by the building owner". This…

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Can security expenses be used to rectify damage in a case where damage is caused to the adjoining owners’ property by the building owners works under the party wall et cetera act 1996 ?

Friday 28th July 2023
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

The Security of Expenses provision in the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 allows a building owner to provide security for expenses that may be incurred by the adjoining owner…

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My neighbour has recently discovered a fence within the thick hedge between our properties and now says that the Boundary is here and not where I have put my fence. Is he right?

Monday 17th July 2023
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Determining the exact boundary between two properties can be a complex and sometimes contentious issue. If your neighbour has discovered an old fence within a thick hedge and claims that this is the true boundary…

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Party Wall - Seeking the advice of an checking / advising engineer

Tuesday 11th July 2023
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Section 10(12) of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 allows an adjoining owner to seek the services of an "advising engineer or other consultant as may be necessary" to assist…

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Under the Party Wall et cetera act will I incur costs if I refer to the third surveyor as an adjoining owner ?

Thursday 29th June 2023
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, the costs of appointing a third surveyor are usually shared equally between the two parties involved in the dispute. However, if you,…

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Neighbour demolishing their garage Party Wall Matters

Friday 17th February 2023
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

What should I be worried about? If a neighbour serves me a Party Wall notice regarding the demolition of their garage. We at Tayross associates, chartered, Party Wall and Building Surveyors. Often get involved with Party Wall matters relating to the…

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Flood damage to shop

Friday 3rd February 2023
Carl O’Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

We at Tayross chartered building surveyors located in Pinner, Middlesex were recently requested by a client to carry out an insurance check claim against an insurance loss assessors claim on…

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Stamp duty exempt on uninhabitable properties at purchase

Thursday 26th January 2023
Carl O’Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Carl O'Boyle at Tayross RICS chartered building surveyors was recently asked to do a report on a building that had been bought at auction in London-the essence of the report was …

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Insurance and rebuild values

Thursday 15th December 2022
Carl O’Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

We recently at Tayross Associates Ltd building surveyors were instructed to do an insurance rebuild valuation for a large property with six luxury flats…

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How to make the party wall process run more smoothly at the pre-design stage.

Wednesday 21st September 2022
Lea Streat MFPWS BSc (Hons)

Lea Streat is a qualified Party Wall Surveyor at Tayross Charted Building Surveyors, and she recently gave a presentation to Market Design…

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Tayross Chartered RICS and MCIOB Building Surveyors carried out a level 3 Structural survey on their first late 18th century Chateau in Saint Germaine et Layes, a district just less than 45 minutes commute to Paris on the metro and over ground railway

Friday 15th July 2022
Carl O’Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

The 8 bedroomed / Chambres secluded property - set within its own grounds in beautiful matured landscaped gardens. The main property is set out over four levels, with 4 of the bedrooms within a mansard roof with dormers front and…

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Carl O’Boyle of Tayross chartered party wall and Building surveyors in Park Street Mayfair.

Monday 23rd May 2022
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Mayfair is a particularly interesting area when it comes to carrying out Party Wall surveys. There are so many varied situations regarding flying freeholds, head leases, subleases,…

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Mid-16th century timber framed grade II Listed cottage located in Pinner

Monday 4th April 2022

Tayross chartered building surveyors located in Pinner recently surveyed a mid-16 century oak framed cottage. This property was built in the same era In 1549 when …

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The importance of a pre-party wall inspection before the service of notices-Grosvenor Square in London.

Monday 14th March 2022
Jordan Misan

The importance of a pre-party wall inspection; before the service of notices-Grosvenor Square in London, in this particular situation cannot be under estimated. Carl O'Boyle of Tayross Associates-chartered building surveyors were recently involved in a project just of…

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Saving the Building Owner costs when acting as the agreed surveyor in SW10.

Wednesday 16th February 2022
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

I recently carried out a party wall services in Finborough Road London SW10. Which resulted in very significant cost savings for the Building Owner and lots of very helpful…

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Tayross chartered building and party wall surveyors get involved with the largest collection in London of science fiction books in a Caledonian Road N1 1DR basement library.

Friday 14th January 2022
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

In January 2022; Tayross was involved in a party wall project in Caledonian Road. Part of this project contained one of the largest collection of science fiction books in London which needed our specialist advice. We advised the building owner who…

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What do I do if I have a defective installed building product for which the company will take no responsibility for or the company has gone into liquidation.

Tuesday 11th January 2022
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Tayross Associates chartered RICS building surveyors were recently instructed to inspect a very expensive door that had been wrongly installed and was proving to…

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11 Essentials for Architects/Technicians to be aware of when preparing drawings for Party Wall purposes

Monday 13th December 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

See link below. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jcbchu50qyzaznk/Tips%20for%20architects%20-%20drawingsREVA.pdf?dl=0

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Specific Site Inspection in W11

Monday 29th November 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Tayross Associates Chartered Building Surveyors were recently asked to carry out an SSI (specific site inspection) for cracked walls and damp issues in a lower ground floor flat in Elgin Terrace. The…

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Detailed structural survey carried out to a traditional oak framed Tudor style property.

Monday 22nd November 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

We at Tayross RICS Chartered Building Surveyors are often asked to carry out surveys on peculiar types of buildings. We had…

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How to manage the party wall process

Wednesday 10th November 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

1. Whether you like it or not your neighbour is affected by the notifiable works that you do. Early consultation…

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Schedule of dilapidations / Scott’s Schedule carried out to commercial premises in Hendon North West London.

Monday 1st November 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

We are often asked at Tayross Associates to act for lessees whose lease has come to an end and they are faced with an extortionate bill for the reinstatement of the property prior to leasing. Some…

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When should a building survey be undertaken and what type of survey should you choose?

Thursday 14th October 2021
Emmanuel Blessing BSc Hons

We at Tayross Charted building surveyors receive many enquiries regarding building surveys and whether or not they are necessary. A building survey is an inspection of the condition…

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Large detached property in Moorpark.

Friday 24th September 2021
Carl O’Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Tayross associates located in Pinner were recently asked to survey a very large property in Moor Park. We are chartered building surveyors with experience of construction and surveying. In this particular case; the property being…

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Pine Walk KT24

Tuesday 31st August 2021
Carl O’Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Tayross Surveyors recently conducted a very large survey for a client in Kingston Upon Thames area, (KT24) a town region located in the…

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Ladbroke Grove W10

Monday 23rd August 2021
Carl O’Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Tayross Associates recently completed a survey requested by a Landlord for a schedule of dilapidations for a commercial and residential property in W10 Ladbroke Grove. The landlord…

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Bolton Garden's NW10

Wednesday 18th August 2021
Carl O’Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Survey carried out in August 2021. We at Tayross chartered building surveyors recently carried out a detailed building level three survey at a property in Bolton Gardens. The property was a Late Victorian on…

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KENNINGTON SE11, DEEP EXCAVATION

Monday 9th August 2021
Carl O’Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

We at Tayross Chartered Building and Party wall Surveyors were recently asked to act for an adjoining owner in connection with a large development by Barratt Home's PLC. The development involved the demolition of an existing Tesco store and…

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London W12 - The importance of monitoring older structures adjacent to deep excavations.

Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Carl O’Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Tayross chartered building surveyors were recently involved August 2021 in a large subterranean development in West London. An advising engineer was appointed and…

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Ravensbury Terrace SW18

Monday 26th July 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

We recently carried out party wall services for a resident living next to a large building site located in SW18. We were able to advise…

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What does a Party Wall Surveyor do?

Thursday 17th June 2021
Abbie Reid MSc BA Hons MFPWS

The Surveyor(s) are responsible for preparing a "Party Wall Award" in relation to proposed works on / near the Party Wall, after a Notice has been served. This Party Wall document better known as an Award and it:- …

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ARE MY BUILDING WORKS NOTIFIABLE UNDER THE PARTY WALL ACT 1996?

Thursday 10th June 2021
Lea Streat BSc (Hons)

At Tayross Associates we are happy to receive drawings from Building Owners to advise which works are notifiable and which sections apply under the Party Wall…

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Mid Terraced House

Thursday 27th May 2021
Abbie Reid MSc BA Hons MFPWS

Work Type: Loft conversion, roof terrace and internal alterations. We were appointed by the Building Owners to notify all of the Adjoining…

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Advantages and disadvantages of building a wall astride the boundary.

Wednesday 5th May 2021
Lea Streat BSc (Hons)

Building a new wall astride the boundary is the construction of a new party wall and/or party fence wall. This wall will sit equally astride the boundary. There are many advantages to building…

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PARTY WALL – REAR EXTENSION AND INTERNAL MODIFICATONS IN WEMBLEY

Wednesday 5th May 2021
Abbie Reid MSc BA Hons MFPWS

Property Type: Semi-detached house. Work Type: Rear extension and internal alterations. We were appointed by the Building Owner to notify all of the Adjoining Owners of the proposed works. The Adjoining Owners' properties were semi-detached houses based in Wembley within the…

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PARTY WALL FAQs

Wednesday 31st March 2021
Abbie Reid MSc BA Hons MFPWS

Getting to know the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. 1. What is Section 1 of the Act? This Section of the Act deals with new buildings on the line of junction. 2. What is a line of junction? An imaginary line dividing the…

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Do I need a detailed building survey when purchasing a property?

Wednesday 31st March 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

My solicitor said in quotes "you cannot buy a property without having a detailed building survey and structural assessment carried out" and "I would recommend Carl O'Boyle of Tayross associates to…

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Should I get a structural survey done for a large flat?

Tuesday 9th March 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

We were asked at Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors to do a detailed building and structural survey to a large ground floor flat in Maida Vale. The…

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What is the difference between a homebuyers report and a level 3 structural survey?

Tuesday 9th March 2021
Lea Streat BSc (Hons)

Tayross Associates are regularly asked what the main differences are between a home buyers report and a level 3 structural survey. A Home…

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WHY DO TAYROSS CHARTERED BUILDING SURVEYORS DIFFER FROM THE REST?

Tuesday 9th March 2021

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Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors carried out detailed building and structural surveys of three bespoke properties in Northwest London this week.

Friday 5th March 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Carl O'Boyle who was a registered NHBC (National House Building Council) member for 20 years before qualifying as a chartered building surveyor now carries out detailed building and structural surveys on bespoke properties for select…

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PARTY WALL FAQs - Getting to know the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.

Friday 26th February 2021
Abbie Reid MSc BA Hons MFPWS

1. Who is an owner in accordance with the Act? An owner as defined by the Act as anyone having an interest in a property…

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Detailed Structural Building Survey In Highgate

Monday 15th February 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Tayross Chartered Building Surveyor's recently surveyed a property in Highgate, London, on the 13th of February 2021. This was your typical end of terrace Victorian property which had been modernised over recent years. It…

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Making a complaint against a chartered builder or Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors

Thursday 4th February 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Carl O'Boyle currently sits on the Chartered Institute of Building and Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors disciplinary boards which I partake in assessing complaints against the Institute…

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Building Survey Kensington, Chelsea & Fulham

Monday 1st February 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

We at Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors are a level above our competitors when it comes to structural survey reports In Kensington, Chelsea…

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Artegan House

Monday 25th January 2021
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Surveying Artegan Houses. We at Tayross chartered building surveyors in Pinner were asked to survey an Artegan house in the Pinner Wood Estate.…

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Boundaries and Party Walls in Fulham and Stanmore

Friday 15th January 2021
Carl O’Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Tayross Associates; Chartered Building Surveyors were recently involved in a Party Wall project in Fulham where we were acting as the Agreed Surveyor for both parties. As is often the case, sometimes the position…

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PARTY WALL – REAR EXTENSION AND LOFT CONVERSION IN CENTRAL LONDON

Friday 18th December 2020
Abbie Reid MSc BA Hons MFPWS

Property Type: Mid-terraced Georgian house Work Type: Rear extension, loft conversion and other internal alterations. We were appointed by the Building Owner to notify all of the Adjoining…

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Difference between a RICS HomeBuyer report or a full detailed Building Survey?

Friday 18th December 2020
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

We at Tayross Associates Chartered Surveyors and Building Consultants often get asked what is the difference between an RICS HomeBuyers report and a full detailed Building Survey (level 3) or sometimes referred to as a structural building report. A…

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Party wall and building surveys in Mayfair, Kensington, Westminster and Chelsea for the A-listers.

Wednesday 16th December 2020
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

Tayross Associates building surveyors have been recently involved in several projects for people who's names shall remain Anonymous. In one…

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Detailed structural building survey for a large property in Mayfair before carrying out large-scale refurbishment and building works.

Tuesday 15th December 2020
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

We at Tayross chartered building surveyors were recently asked to carry out a detailed building structural survey in Mayfair, prior to an extensive refurbishment works. Carl O'Boyle who leads the team at Tayross has extensive experience of working for…

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Surveying Arts and Crafts Properties.

Tuesday 15th December 2020
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

We at Tayross Associates Chartered Surveyors recently carried out a detailed structural building survey to an Artegan Arts and Crafts period house in a conservation area in the…

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PARTY WALL - REMOVAL OF INTERNAL CHIMNEY BREASTS AND CHIMNEY STACK

Tuesday 15th December 2020
Abbie Reid MSc BA Hons MFPWS

Property Type: Recently renovated semi-detached 1930s property. Work Type: Removal of internal chimney breasts and external chimney stack. We were appointed by the Building Owner to notify the Adjoining Owners of the proposed works. The Adjoining Owners' property…

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Looking for a Party wall Surveyor in the HA3, HA5 & HA6 areas such as Northwood, Pinner and Stanmore?

Friday 4th December 2020
Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS

What can I do to protect my property from building works next door in the HA5 and HA6 areas such as Northwood, Stanmore and Pinner areas: The party wall…

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