Who We Help

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Individual & Homeowners

Whether you own a large stately home in the country or a modest studio flat in the city centre your property is likely to be of great importance and one of your most valued assets. Property ownership can be fraught with various issues such as those arising from proposed building works, defects, poor workmanship, neighbourly disputes, boundaries, insurance claims and more. MSA are experienced in dealing with wide range of property varying in age, construction, size, and location. We provide an range of services catering for homeowners. Some examples of services you may require: an expert eye to diagnose cracking...

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Businesses

We understand how busy the day is operating a business. MSA are reliable professionals who can provide insightful advice and deliver an instruction with as much involvement as you wish, all with the peace of mind that your business interests are safe in our hands. Whether you are a sole trader or a corporate we understand how crucial a commercial premises can be to business performance. MSA can advise on the nuances of your building such as lease covenants, easements, boundaries, statutory requirements and more. Building surveyors play a key role in Landlord and Tenant matters. You may need advice...

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Developers & Investors

Whether you are setting out on your first development or you an established large housebuilder MSA works with various developers and investors to review properties/sites and help deliver their projects on time and budget. As experienced building surveyors we have had exposure to a wide variety of complex or unusual issues that arise on difficult sites and we excel in identifying problems and solutions that may have been overlooked, during the pre-construction phase. We understand that developers are often working to tight margins under strict time constraints. MSA are experts in negotiating resolutions to disputes to achieve the desired outcomes...

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Architects, Project Managers & Consultants

At MSA we work with a continually growing list of architectural practices and project managers and have built long standing relationships with various consultants and their clients over the years. Our reputation and the practices we represent is of great importance to us. We pride ourselves on providing a professional, prompt and high level service which has led to our business having grown solely due to recommendations. We have a vast experience of dealing with projects small and large, simple and complex. Our experience includes contiguous piling, multi-storey basements, pre-fabricated construction, traditional new builds, complex adaptions and refurbishment schemes, high...

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Contractors

MSA understand the hard work involved in executing a building project and running a successful construction firm. MSA works closely with a variety of contractors, in many roles, to solve problems that can influence the cost, quality and time objectives. Through our project management services we invite contractors to tender for works and oversee construction works throughout the contract on behalf of the client. We act as recommended surveyors on behalf of a number of design and build contractors in relation to party wall matters, access agreements, contract administration, specification writing and more. We appreciate that you have set time...

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Legal Practices & Insurers

Legal disputes can often arise in relation to property ownership and building works. MSA has been appointed by a number of legal practices on behalf of various clients to provide expert witness services to assist in claims, defences and legal proceedings. MSA can carry out inspections and report on issues such as defective works, trespass and encroachment, boundary disputes, breaches of leases/agreements and more. MSA recognise the importance in providing clear, succinct and professional advice that can clarify the grounds for a claim, establish the likelihood of success and the level of damages arising. We work closely with solicitors in...

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Local Authorities, Housing Associations, RSLs & RTAs

Managing a large stock of property is a challenging task for any organisation. MSA can assist in meeting the needs of local authorities, housing associations, social landlords and recognised tenants associations. Outsourcing work items such as stock condition surveys, party wall matters, building defect surveys, domestic building supervision roles and procurement, etc. can help lighten the work load and enable the organisation to operate more efficiently. We have provided advice to recognised tenants associations who require expert assistance in relation to variety of issues such as planned maintenance works. For example as tenants you may be faced with a proposal...

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Testimonials

I worked with Martin Surveying for a Party Wall Agreement with our neighbours, which was needed to build a side return extension after we had received planning permission.  This involved multiple agreements, including freehold, individual house owner and housing association agreements.  
 
From the beginning, Martin Surveying were professional, thorough and clear on process. For example, Martin Surveying quickly established the requirements and the introductory letter set out all the possible scenarios and their associated timescales and costs.  I was able to proceed without ambiguity, and engage smoothly with the other professionals, such as the Engineer and Architect.

During the process, Martin Surveying showed excellent technical and professional skills, including dealing with some very demanding neighbours.  Martin Surveying listened carefully to their concerns and also politely and persistently pointed out what was applicable and relevant under the Party Wall Act.  They were very rigorous and discerning, and crucially were able to negotiate effectively with the adjoining house owners' surveyor to achieve the multiple party wall agreements as we needed.

I would like to thank them for their work, and it was fantastic to work with a team who were outstanding professionally and technically.

Mrs Mellor – Haringey

The whole process from start to finish was handled with great care, efficiency and professionalism. Vernon ensured we were kept informed at all times and was always available to answer queries and provide support - a first class personal service!

Mr King – Wandsworth

Professional, knowledgeable, calm, comforting and with a lovely  warm sense of humour, Vernon Siva is the most wonderful Party Wall Surveyor (and Party Wall Therapist!)

My advice is (1) Don’t take a short cut on not securing a Party Wall Surveyor – the investment will be worth every penny (2) Choose Vernon Siva as your Party Wall Surveyor – even my builder and the neighbours were impressed with his approach.  He is that rare combination of a wonderful listener – someone who understands – and a professional guide who is also willing to talk to the builder/neighbour etc too on your behalf.  He and his colleague Will also did a thorough schedule of condition and offered to be there not just for the duration of the build, but also further down the line should there be any questions. 

I feel I am in the safest hands and could not recommend him more highly.

Ms Pride – Westminister

We appointed Vernon Siva from Martin Surveying Associates as our Party Wall Surveyor when rebuilding and extending the conservatory at our house, and thought that he did an excellent job for us.  Vernon was very thorough, professional, well informed and consistent in his advice to us throughout the construction of our new party wall.  He helped us to successfully put party wall agreements in place with both of our neighbours, and he did an excellent job in guiding our builders through the construction of the new party wall along the boundary line, ensuring correct alignment and visiting the site numerous times to ensure the job was done properly.  He also remained in communication with us throughout the building process, and we felt confident in his advice at all times.  It was a genuine pleasure to have Vernon as our party wall surveyor in our building works and would therefore highly recommend him without reservation.

Ms Turner - Islington

We cannot thank Ian at Martin Surveying enough for all their help with our Party Wall agreement.  We were absolutely clueless about the procedure and found it all rather daunting.  Ian guided us through with great ease and confidence. Their approach and 100% commitment and professionalism saw us through.  Would highly recommend!!

Mr Casserly & Ms Ellis - Hackney

I recently required the services of a party wall surveyor in order to construct a basement. On the recommendation of a friend I was put in touch with Martin Surveying Associates, the party wall agreements were awarded relatively quickly and very efficiently at a reasonable cost. Vernon Siva was very professional and I can highly recommend the services of Martin Surveying Associates.

Mr Iszatt - Southwark

We recently engaged MSA to undertake the building survey of the party walls of our house. MSA have been very thorough and efficient, so much so that you discovered that one wall was in fact solely ours. I would definitely recommend their services to others.

Mr & Mrs Knight - Hampstead

Projects

Richmond

Party Wall Matters. Building Owner’s Surveyor.

Service of Notices, Party wall Awards and Schedule of Condition inspections for demolition of existing house and construction of new contemporary styled house with basement to footprint and deep excavation works to boundary affecting three adjoining owners.

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Chiswick

Party Wall Matters. Building Owner’s Surveyor.

Service of Notices, Party wall Awards and Schedule of Condition inspections for large basement to footprint of existing building with front and rear lightwells and two storey extension affecting two adjoining owners with security of expenses.

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Enfield Chase

Insurance Claims, Building Pathology, Project Management, Design Services, Party Wall Matters.

Full management of insurance claim including determining cause of movement, monitoring and investigations, liaising with insurer, project managing full scope of works including planning and building control design, contractor selection, contract administration for demolition, piled foundation scheme and reconstruction of house.

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Westminster

Project Management.

Preparation of specifications, tendering, contractor selection, contract administration and supervision of works for external refurbishment of front and rear elevations on behalf of shared freeholders including redecoration, masonry works, window repairs, roofing, rainwater goods and balconies.

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Hampstead

Party Wall Matters. Building Owner’s Surveyor.

Service of Notices, Party wall Awards and Schedule of Condition inspections for demolition of existing house and construction of new contemporary styled house with retaining walls to boundary affecting a number of adjoining owners.

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Fulham

Party Wall Matters. Building Owner’s Surveyor.

Service of Notices, Party wall Awards and Schedule of Condition inspections for redevelopment of public house into accommodation units including, loft conversion, basement and new build mews house with works carried out in programmed phases affecting a variety of adjoining owners.

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Harrow

Measured Survey.

Measured survey and production of CAD drawings of existing pans and elevations for use by architects for proposed redevelopment/structural alterations.

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Palmers Green

Commercial Schedule of Condition for Lease. Bespoke Services.

Schedule of Condition survey and report for Citizens Advice Bureau prior to taking on a new lease at a retail unit with advice on various items requiring further investigation and negotiation with Landlord.

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Muswell Hill

Party Wall Matters. Adjoining Owner’s Surveyor. Bespoke Services.

MSA were brought in after damage occurred to the adjoining owner’s property. Ian Martin acted as the adjoining owner’s surveyor and dealt with the adjoining owners initial losses including loss of rent. The properties were inspected and monitored with the appointed surveyors agreeing that the adjoining owner’s building would have to be demolished and rebuilt. The matter was referred to the Third Surveyor and High Court (Technology and Construction Court) with a number of important legal issues raised in the judgements. Please refer to our News & Resources page for a link to the judgements.

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Kings Cross

Party Wall Matters. Building Owner’s Surveyor.

Service of Notices, Party wall Awards and Schedule of Condition inspections for complex conversion of existing retail unit into restaurant including large basement to footprint of building with sequential underpinning, reinforced foundations, temporary works and steelwork. Service included arrangement of security of expenses, movement monitoring, frequent liaison with advising engineers and project team, affecting seven adjoining owners.

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Marylebone

Party Wall Matters. Adjoining Owner’s Surveyor. Bespoke Services.

Party wall Awards and Schedule of Condition inspections for refurbishment works. Also acted as adjoining owners agent in relation to quantifying and obtaining compensation for damages from basement works carried out prior to our involvement including assisting in instruction of barrister for enforcement of Award.

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Battersea

Party Wall Matters. Building Owner’s Surveyor. Agreed Surveyor

Service of Notices, Party wall Awards and Schedule of Condition inspections for construction of new storey to third floor with mansard roof affecting three adjoining owners.

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Finchley

Scaffold Licence. Party Wall Matters. Building Owner’s Surveyor. Agreed Surveyor.

Service of Notices, Party wall Awards and Schedule of Condition inspections for construction of loft conversion to first floor flat. Negotiating Licence for scaffolding on adjoining owner’s land.

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