David Cunningham Associates Building Surveying

Effectively assessing and communicating the condition of a property to all parties involved avoids disputes and enables owners to plan for future maintenance costs.

Building Surveying

Before buying or leasing a property, it is wise to have the building surveyed to establish its condition, and to identify any significant defects. Our surveyor will provide a detailed report and recommend further investigations of a specialist nature if necessary.

We can inspect and report on commercial, residential and industrial properties throughout the UK.

We can help prospective landlords and tenants to protect their interests by preparing a schedule of condition, before a lease is entered into.

For an existing landlord, we can prepare a schedule of dilapidations, as the basis for a claim against the tenant. For a tenant, we can negotiate with the landlord’s surveyor to minimise the tenant’s liability for dilapidations.

To help owners maintain their properties as economically as possible, we can develop a programme of planned preventative maintenance, spread over a period of several years. This enables owners to plan their maintenance budget.

We regularly act as expert witnesses in building/boundary disputes and other construction related issues. We often act as Single Joint Experts under the Civil Procedure Rules.                 

Other services we provide include property audits, building pathology, party wall awards, boundary disputes, fire insurance valuations, insurance claims and energy conservation advice.