If you are intending to undertake works to a party or boundary wall, or are considering extending your property within 6 metres of the neighbouring property, then it is likely that you will need to serve formal notice to the adjoining owner under the requirements of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. McCluskey Surveyors can assist in identifying the extent of the works and advise on the correct notice to serve under the Act, if necessary. Compliance with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 enables your project to progress as planned and mitigates the risk of disputes with neighbours.
The role of the contract administrator within a construction project is to ensure that the clauses of the contract are implemented to protect all parties involved. This includes making sure that the client receives the agreed services outlined in the contract, at the agreed price, and within the agreed timescale. Additionally, this includes making sure that the contractor is paid the correct sum in a timely manner. Furthermore, all claims for overpayments and extensions of time are assessed, and when required a certificate of completion is issued.
McCluskey Surveyors appreciate that construction projects can be stressful, especially when a dispute arises with the contractor. In this event, once we have collated all the necessary information, we can act on the client’s behalf and advise on the correct course of action. This includes issuing the correct notice to rectify the matter with the contractor or assign/novate the contract to another contractor in accordance with the clauses in the contract.
REINSTATEMENT COST ASSESSMENTS
A limited survey would be undertaken where only specific information is required regarding the property. This may be to look at only those areas relating to the main structure of the property, commenting specifically on any structural issues or defects, or there may be specific concerns in relation to damp.