Carter Fielding is a Building Surveying practice with its head office in Kingston-upon-Thames and local offices in Kensington and Leatherhead. The practice has been established in the South West London and Surrey area for over 25 years.
Over this period we have worked with numerous owners, occupiers, managing agents, solicitors and other advisors to provide advice and guidance. Investors and tenants often require Building Surveys from Carter Fielding prior to purchase or occupation. These documents can be used for negotiation and can also form the basis of a record of the building, often supplemented with a schedule of condition which can be used in future to help define repair liabilities at the end of a lease.
Whilst in use building can suffer from weathering and inadequate maintenance; our surveyors will inspect and prepare specifications and arrange for repair to be carried out to allow the building to be used to its best advantage.
We also prepare floor plans for attachment to leases and for checking lettable areas where these need to be determined. These drawings are prepared in accordance with the RICS Guidance for such work so that there is a consistent approach to calculation.
Commercial properties vary greatly and we have reported on shops and offices in historic buildings, newly built premises, 20th Century buildings in various states of disrepair, warehouses and industrial buildings, 15th Century public houses and modern bars in the City of London. Consequently we have a wide knowledge of construction materials and techniques which allows us to give measured and practical advice to our clients.
A building can be a costly responsibility and you should know its condition and potential drawbacks before purchase or agreeing to lease. A survey report will give the information that you need and you may be able to negotiate a reduction of the agreed price or rent.
Carter Fielding’s Surveyors have dealt with hundreds of party wall and related work in central, south and west London and Surrey. We assess the proposals and advise on the notices to be served and the need for any further drawings or information that might be needed.
At the end of a lease, the landlord is normally entitled to receive his building back from the tenants in good condition, ready to be reoccupied. We will advise on the extent of repair needed and the cost thereof and will also negotiate with the landlord’s or tenant’s surveyor.
We act for individual owners, block management companies and managing agents to prepare maintenance schedules giving details of work required, costs and timing. We also arrange for post-dilapidation repairs and improvements to the interior of buildings