Building Surveys in Kent

Building survey of Edwardian house, Hythe Kent

Full Building Survey of Edwardian House in Kent

Our client wished to return this Edwardian property of three self contained flats to a single dwelling.

Full building survey – Edwardian House, Kent

This substantial Edwardian house was converted to three self-contained flats during the 1950s and had not been the subject of any modernisation for at least 30 years. Our client wished to return the house to a single dwelling.

They required a building survey to identify the current structural condition, the scope of structural work necessary to reinstate the property and an assessment of the potential cost of all of the work, including reinstatement to a single dwelling. Our survey identified concerns with the roof, water penetration, the services and asbestos.

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Schedule of Condition for Historic Wall in Ashford, Kent

This schedule of condition of an historic wall in Ashford, Kent was undertaken before work commenced on a major building project.

Historic Wall, Kent

Collier Stevens conducted a schedule of condition report for an historic wall in Ashford, Kent.

Our client was undertaking a major commercial development and prior to commencement required a detailed record of historic structures to the perimeter of the site. We assessed the stability of the structures and prepared a detailed written and photographic record of their condition. This meant that any claim for damage on completion could be reasonably assessed.

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Expert Witness Report – Conservatory Installation

A dispute over a poorly constructed and leaking conservatory led to our client taking legal action against the installers. 

Client / Conservatory installer dispute

A dispute over a poorly constructed and leaking conservatory led to our client taking legal action against the installers.

We were able to prepare an expert witness report identifying the shortcomings and design errors that assisted the parties in reaching an out of court settlement.

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Schedule of condition of industrial unit

Schedule of Condition for Office Lease in Kent

We conducted schedules of condition reports for an industrial unit lease in Kent. The inspections covered both internal and external aspects, resulting in a detailed written and photographic schedule. This documentation serves as a crucial agreed record, helping mitigate potential dilapidation claims throughout the lease term.

Lease of Office Premises, Kent

Collier Stevens was asked to undertake before and after schedules of condition reports for the lease of an industrial unit in Kent.

We conducted an internal and external inspection of the condition of the premises and prepared a written and photographic schedule of condition to be appended to a new fully repairing lease.

We provided an agreed record of the condition of the premises at the outset so that future dilapidation claims may be mitigated.

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Police Station Disabled Access Audit

Disabled Access Audit for Kent Police

Collier Stevens undertook an access audit of their estate, specifically on sites where there was a first point of access to Police services.

Police Force – disabled accessibility to first point of contact

Collier Stevens were engaged by a Kent Police Force to undertake a disabled access audit of their estate. We were required to concentrate specifically on those sites where there was a first point of access to Police services, principally police stations.

Our audits were used to prioritise a programme of improvements to ensure equal access to services for all abilities wherever possible. We were subsequently retained to provide design advice where alterations were appropriate.

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Single Defect Report for Damp and Condensation in London

We were engaged by tenants’ legal advisers to assess a property, resulting in an Expert Witness Report linked to dampness and condensation damage primarily attributed to insufficient ventilation and inadequate insulation, providing valuable insights for the case.

Dampness & Condensation, London

On behalf of tenants’ legal advisers Collier Stevens were asked to attend site, inspect the property and prepare a CPR35 compliant Expert Witness Report to assist in identifying housing disrepair liability for dampness and condensation damage. Principally due to a lack of ventilation and inadequate insulation.

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level 2 ISVA Homesurvery in Hythe Kent (equivalent to Homebuyer Report)

ISVA Homebuyer Survey of Period Building in Kent

This Level 2 ISVA Homesurvey was undertaken for a client in Kent who was concerned about both the flat itself, as well as the building as a whole.

First Floor Conversion Flat in a Period Building, Kent

This level 2 ISVA Homesurvey was undertaken for a client who was concerned about the general decorative and maintenance repair of the building as a whole, as well as the standard of conversion and condition relating to obligations under the lease.

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Residential Disability Alterations in Kent

In Kent, a client sought our expertise for converting an existing outbuilding into a wheelchair-accessible ground floor bathroom. Our services included a measured survey, design drawings, and specifications, encompassing door widening and external ramps, ensuring accessible and inclusive facilities.

Conversion of outbuilding into wheelchair accessible bathroom – Kent

We were asked by a client in Kent to provide the design and specification for the conversion of an existing outbuilding into a ground floor, wheelchair accessible bathroom, including associated alterations comprising door widening, external ramps etc. Our disabled access work included a measured survey, design drawings and specification.

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Collier Stevens is an independent firm of Chartered Building Surveyors in Kent. Our building inspection and survey services include:

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Why Use a Chartered Surveyor?

  • Chartered Surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • We will give you accurate, concise, clear and knowledgeable advice
  • We have completed long and rigorous training to get our letters and have to undertake a programme of continual training and updating to keep them
  • We’re not selling other services
  • We must have Professional Indemnity insurance
  • We safeguard the security of client monies
  • We act ethically and with integrity and honesty
  • We have the required skills and competencies to do the job
  • We manage conflicts of interest transparently
  • We are regulated by RICS

We cover the following areas from our local office in Hythe:

Ashford, Canterbury, Chislehurst, Margate, Folkestone, Chatham, Rochester, Gillingham, Hythe, Maidstone, Dartford, Ramsgate, Dover, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Sheppey, Whitstable, Dungeness