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Should I Dissent and Appoint My Own Surveyor or Have an Agreed Surveyor?

Friday 12th July 2024

Introduction: When it comes to party wall matters, one important decision you may face is whether to dissent and appoint your own surveyor or have an agreed surveyor with your neighbour. In this blog post, we will explore the…

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What to Do When You Receive Notices from Your Neighbour Regarding Party Wall Matters

Wednesday 10th July 2024

Introduction: Receiving a notice from your neighbour regarding party wall matters can be a cause for concern. However, it's important to stay calm and take the necessary steps to ensure a smooth…

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Comprehensive Dilapidations Schedule for One of the Largest Martial Arts Gyms in the Country carried out by Tayross Building Surveyors using Drone Technology

Friday 5th July 2024

At Tayross Associates, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of building surveying services tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Recently, we were tasked with conducting a dilapidations schedule for a prominent landlord. This…

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What is the party wall act

Monday 1st July 2024

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 is a piece of legislation in the UK that deals with building works that involve party walls, boundary walls, and excavation near neighbouring buildings. Under this act, building owners are…

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The Critical Role of Proper Wall Preparation in House Refurbishments

Friday 28th June 2024

When it comes to renovating a house, ensuring the correct preparation of masonry walls before applying render, plaster, and decoration is crucial. A recent site survey conducted by Tayross Chartered…

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Navigating the Legal Landscape of the Party Wall etc. Act: Consequences of Non-Compliance

Friday 21st June 2024

Introduction The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 is a fundamental piece of legislation in the UK designed to prevent and resolve disputes related to building works that affect…

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Understanding the Party Wall etc. Act 1996: Key Points and Implications

Wednesday 19th June 2024

Introduction The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 is a crucial piece of legislation in the UK designed to manage and mitigate disputes that might arise during…

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Court of Appeal rules that Party Wall Act awards cannot be imposed on building owners by adjoining owners

Monday 17th June 2024

Power and another v Shah [2023] EWCA Civ 239 This case involved a Party Wall Act award that had been imposed on a building owner, represented by Michael Paget, by the adjoining owner. The Court…

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Successfully Resolving a Boundary Dispute: Installing a Retaining Wall to Address Soil Spilling and Nuisance

Friday 14th June 2024

Boundary disputes can arise when neighbouring properties encounter conflicts regarding property lines and land usage. One common issue is soil spilling onto a building owner's land, causing the fence to encroach…

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Demystifying the 2022 Building Safety Act: What You Need to Know

Wednesday 12th June 2024

The introduction of the 2022 Building Safety Act has brought significant changes to the landscape of construction and property development. Understanding…

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Ensure Building Safety Compliance with Tayross Associates

Wednesday 5th June 2024

In today's stringent regulatory environment, ensuring building safety compliance is more critical than ever. Tayross Associates, led by seasoned professional Card Boyle, stands out as your go-to solution for all building safety report needs. With…

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The Building Safety Act 2022: A Comprehensive Overview

Wednesday 29th May 2024

The Building Safety Act 2022 represents a monumental shift in the UK's approach to ensuring the safety of high-rise buildings. This legislation was…

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Experience Professional Building Surveying Services with Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors in London

Monday 20th May 2024

Looking for reliable and comprehensive building surveying services in London? Look no further than Tayross Chartered Building Surveyors. With their commitment to providing top-notch service, they offer a range of unique services…

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Understanding the Causes of Damp in Victorian Properties

Friday 17th May 2024

Victorian properties, renowned for their architectural charm and historical significance, often present unique challenges, particularly when it comes to damp issues. Identifying the…

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What is the importance of primary earth bonding?

Monday 13th May 2024

It is important to primary earth bond an incoming gas main to a domestic property in the UK for safety reasons. The primary earth…

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How Building Surveys Can Save You Money in the Long Run

Thursday 9th May 2024

Introduction: At Tayross Associates, a reputable building surveying company based in London, we understand the importance of thorough building surveys. Whether you are…

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The Importance of Getting a Structural Survey Before Buying a House: Insights from a Leading Building Surveying Company in London Pinner

Friday 3rd May 2024

Introduction: When it comes to purchasing a house, it is crucial to conduct thorough due diligence to ensure that you are making a wise investment. One essential step in this process is getting a comprehensive structural survey. As experts…

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Navigating Shared Chimneys: Understanding the Party Wall etc. Act 1996

Tuesday 30th April 2024

Introduction: In the realm of property ownership, shared boundaries often give rise to unique challenges and responsibilities. Among these, the presence of shared chimneys can present homeowners with complex legal considerations. Enter the Party Wall…

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Unlocking the Power of Water: Understanding its Influence on Your Home's Heating System

Thursday 25th April 2024

Ever marveled at the magic of hot water flowing effortlessly from your tap? Behind this everyday luxury lies a symphony of forces orchestrated by none other than…

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The Critical Role of Proper Wall Preparation in House Refurbishments

Monday 22nd April 2024

When it comes to renovating a house, ensuring the correct preparation of masonry walls before applying render, plaster, and decoration is crucial. A recent site…

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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…

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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…

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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 lesser-known aspect of property law—one…

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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 the importance of…

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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 are now utilising drones as a cutting-edge tool to efficiently…

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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…

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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…

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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 wall matters adequately can lead to costly…

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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…

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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 Party Wall Surveying. This article aims to shed light on the role…

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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…

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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 a comprehensive assessment, qualified surveyors can…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 can often…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 their differences to ensure…

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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 properties.…

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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…

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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. We will delve into…

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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 Utilisation and Planning Understanding the gross internal floor area allows architects and designers to…

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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…

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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 understanding of their rights and obligations when it comes to…

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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…

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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 in…

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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 share our experience as contract administrators for a recent project in…

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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 firm, we recognise…

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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…

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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 building surveyor plays a vital role in thoroughly assessing the condition of a property, identifying…

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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 Act, which aims…

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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 building was occupied whilst works had to be…

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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…

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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…

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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 in place before starting any work. One such agreement, often overlooked but immensely…

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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…

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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…

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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 as a result of the notifiable works. This security…

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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 between your properties, it may…

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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 them in understanding the proposed works and their potential impact…

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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, as an adjoining owner,…

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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…

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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 his property, which he felt was unfair and in effect…

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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…

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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…

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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 and Build at their offices in Hayes. The aim of the presentation is to guide architecture…

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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…

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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, commercials and…

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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 Henry the eighth had just died and Mary I was…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 a recent instruction to carry out a detailed building…

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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 pays off in the long term in ensuring a smooth running project before the 'ambulance chasing letters' arrive! 2. Early…

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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 of…

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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…

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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.…

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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 Surrey county. Although the house appeared very old, it had…

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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…

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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…

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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 deep excavation…

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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…

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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 them that the building works could cause problems to their end of terrace…

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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…

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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…

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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 Owners…

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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 a shared party wall astride the…

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