Barker can provide expert dilapidations advice to landlords and tenants, act as Party Wall Surveyors for building and adjoining owners and provide a full range of other property-related professional services.
Please view our individual services below or contact us to discuss your requirements.
Dilapidations advice is a requirement when a lease agreement comes to an end or when a landlord or tenant wishes to enforce lease terms. We offer dilapidations advice to both landlords and tenants, to assist in navigating this potentially difficult area.
We produce, or advise on schedules of dilapidations and can remain involved in subsequent negotiations between the parties, towards a satisfactory and timely conclusion.
If the condition of a building requires recording, when taking a lease, letting a building, or prior to building works, we offer a careful, thorough and well-presented schedule of condition.
Legislation now requires a person undertaking works on, or close to, a party wall, to issue notice to their neighbour. We can assist building owners carrying out such works, as well as adjoining property owners, to navigate their way through this complex legislation ensuring a satisfactory outcome and protection for all parties.
Boundary disputes can arise for a variety of reasons but can be difficult to resolve without professional help. We have extensive experience in this field and act in a thorough, diligent and sensitive manner.
Disputes with neighbours can become painful and lengthy, sometimes leading to high costs on both sides. We can get involved to offer impartial advice so that matters may be quickly and fairly resolved.
We are able to act as expert witnesses, as part of the RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS). Using our knowledge of construction materials and techniques, valuation and contractual matters and associated legal frameworks, we can produce expert reports for presentation in legal proceedings.
We also have experience of client representation at court or other legal hearings.
We offer such services for various sectors and regularly act as single joint experts.
Rebuilding cost assessments are often required for insurance and other purposes. We have access to up-to-date pricing information and formally qualified quantity surveyors to provide a diligent service and accurate cost advice.
Barker Associates carries out valuations for leaseholders extending individual leases as well as for groups of tenants wishing to purchase the freehold from their landlord (collective enfranchisement).
We can also provide freehold valuations of blocks and other interests for landlords.
`Such professionalism, mindfulness are rarely found in industry nowadays so were greatly appreciated and I will have no hesitation of recommending you to anyone requiring a survey in the future.’