Surveys we offer
RICS HomeBuyer Reports
"If you are buying a property, consider a homebuyer report."
"If you are buying an older or more unusual property, consider a building survey."
"Recommended for shared ownership, probate or matrimonial split. A valuation report alone would not help identify the condition of a property, so is not recommended for buyers."
Other services we offer
PARTY WALL ACT
If you are going to build within 6 metres of a neighbour’s property you need to think about whether the Party Wall Act 1996 will apply and, if so, make sure you allow time to give the necessary notice.
We accept appointments from Building Owners and Adjoining Owners, including as appropriate, the serving and response to notices, preparation and agreement of schedules of condition and awards and the subsequent agreement of any remedial work needed.
We regularly assist parties who are contemplating, or who are engaged in, the litigation of property matters and accept instructions to prepare Single Joint Expert and Party Expert reports which comply with the Civil Procedure Rules.
Chris Clark has given expert evidence in the High Court and County Court.
LEASEHOLD EXTENSION AND ENFRANCHISEMENT
If you own a flat and there is only 80 years or so remaining on the lease you should consider either purchasing a 90 year extension to your lease or else collectively buying the freehold (enfranchisement) with others in your block. Or, you might be a freeholder who has been approached to sell. Either way we can give advice and calculate what the price should be. If you wish we can carry out negotiations for you.
SCHEDULES OF CONDITION AND DILAPIDATIONS
A schedule of condition may be prepared to demonstrate the condition of commercial property at the commencement of a tenancy and to limit the tenant’s repairing liability.
A dilapidations schedule can be prepared during the tenancy, particularly if the present tenant is seeking the landlord’s consent to assign the lease, but it is more commonly prepared at the end of the lease to establish the condition of the building and the work needed to be done by the tenant to meet their obligations under the lease.
We can act for either a landlord or a tenant in these specialist areas.
RENT REVIEWS AND LEASE RENEWALS
We have long experience in the negotiation of these matters, whether it be with principals or their agents.
We have many longstanding clients who return to us when their rent review is due or a lease expiry is impending because they know we will represent their interests vigorously but sensitively.
We offer a full commercial property management service including rent collection, periodic inspection, repairs specification and supervision and service charge administration.
Who we are
Chris Clark BSc FRICS MCIArb runs our residential department from Chandler’s Ford.
Chris has over 30 years’ experience of both residential surveys and commercial surveys and valuations. He also provides dilapidation and condition schedules and accepts party wall and expert witness appointments. He is an RICS Registered Valuer. His clients range from private sellers and buyers to national house builders.
He carries out building surveys, RICS HomeBuyer Surveys and Valuations and values for other matters such as matrimonial, shared ownership and probate. He also provides leasehold flat extension/enfranchisement prices and accepts expert witness and party wall appointments.
He has been the Honorary Secretary of Southampton Property Association (SPA) for over 20 years.
He practises from our Bursledon, Southampton office.