At Davis Brown, we have the most talented surveyors in London who have cumulative experience of more than 50 years professional practice. We are happy to accept instructions for small, medium or large scale properties of any type throughout the country. We have wide experience of surveying modern as well as period and historic properties. Our director of building surveying is a past winner of the Henry Stewart Structural Survey prize. One of the core skills of building surveyors is to prepare specifications of building works. Our building surveying team is well versed in this discipline, routinely dealing with maintenance and repair works, alteration and refurbishment schemes in all property types. Our building surveyors have a wealth of experience in acting as contract administrators under a broad range of building contract types and in respect of building works in a variety of buildings including commercial, industrial and residential property. We are happy to undertake this role for small, medium or large projects with contract values in excess of £1,000,000
We are experienced practitioners in relation to schedules of dilapidations and schedules of condition. We act routinely for landlords and tenants in preparing and negotiating schedules of dilapidations countrywide. We have handled claims ranging from those in the tens of thousands of pounds to multi-million pound claims and have the ability and are experienced at acting as expert witnesses in court proceedings or in relation to mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution. We are experienced at preparing detailed schedules of condition either in relation to landlord and tenant matters, in connection with party wall procedures or otherwise Davis Brown’s building surveying team are experienced at producing building reinstatement cost assessments. Our knowledge and experience covers all property types and locations throughout the country. We regularly provide portfolio valuations for a number of landed estates and property companies as well as for properties we manage “in-house” for management clients.
We are able to offer comprehensive assistance to clients in preparing planned maintenance reports. Our reports may be focused on a single property or a portfolio of properties as a tool for forward planning of expenditures on property assets. Where required, we are able to develop the planned maintenance reports into detailed specifications and carry through works projects to successful completion. Davis Brown’s building surveying team are experienced project managers taking a leading role in a team of construction professionals. As project managers, we will assist in the selection and appointment of architects, engineers and other professionals as part of an overall design and procurement team. Where required we are happy to act as project monitors on behalf of third parties acquiring or leasing a property under development. Our head of building surveying is an experienced expert witness and has acted in matters heard in the County Court and in the High Court. His range of expertise includes landlord and tenant matters, boundary disputes and building defects.