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Party Wall Surveyors

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 gives homeowners rights to do work to the party wall (shared wall) and when excavating or building close to the boundary line. The main obligations are to tell the neighbour that the work is to be done and to repair any damage that might be caused by the work.

Under the Act the person carrying out the work is known as the Building Owner and the neighbour is known as the Adjoining Owner. AIS can act for either or both parties to ensure that the provisions of the Party Wall etc Act are met and ensure a smooth progression of your projects.

For more information on how AIS can assist you please contact Stephen Remo at sremo@approvedinspector.co.uk or on 020 7491 1914.

CDM Co-ordinator Services

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 exist to ensure the processes of design, construction, maintenance and eventual demolition are risk managed. The regulations were introduced by the Health and Safety Executive to improve the management of health, safety and welfare through all stages of the construction project. The CDM Co-ordinator’s role is to liaise with all parties to ensure each meets their responsibilities under the regulations.

CDM legislation applies to most construction projects and places legal duties on everyone involved in construction work. “Duty Holders” is the term given to those with legal duties, they include clients, CDM coordinators, architects and designers, principle contractors and contractors. We undertake the responsibilities of the CDM Co-ordinator and provide practical advice and guidance to ensure compliance with CDM legislation.

For more information on how AIS can assist you please contact Stephen Remo at sremo@approvedinspector.co.uk or on 020 7491 1914.

Expert Witness

When things go wrong our team of experienced independent and unbiased professionals are ideally placed to step in and give an expert verdict on matters that are in dispute. An Expert Witness is someone who has a special knowledge, skill, or experience in the subject about which he/she is to testify. The primary function of an expert witness is to express his independent expert opinion based on the information that is provided. The time this skill is called upon is generally when things have gone wrong and a dispute arises that is heading towards litigation.

The overriding duty of any expert is to the court, or other judicial body, to help it decide matters within the expert’s expertise and not to the person paying the expert’s fees. Expert evidence must be independent, objective and unbiased. We act as an expert Witness for private individuals and corporate clients or as a ‘Single Joint Expert’ appointed by the court.

AIS are an RICS regulated practice, our Chartered Surveyors conform to the requirements of the RICS Practice Statement for Surveyors Acting as Expert Witnesses. Our Chartered Engineers follow their specific professional institute guidance where that differs from the RICS Practice Statement. Furthermore all are bound by the requirements of the Civil Procedure Rules that govern the way court cases are conducted in England and Wales.

For more information on how AIS can assist you please contact Stephen Remo at sremo@approvedinspector.co.uk or on 020 7491 1914.