Michael Griffiths BSc (Hons) MRICS is known to many in the Mersey region and, both in surveying and the banking sector. Michael led the building surveying team in the Liverpool office of a well-known regional surveyors before breaking away to form his own chartered surveying company in 2013. He co-authored the RICS Guidance Note on Development Monitoring, the rules for chartered surveyors appointed by banks when lending on new developments.

Whilst he monitors works by others Michael has a wealth of experience in surveying dated and elderly buildings and putting measurers in place for their effective repair, maintenance, extension and re-building. Property of all forms of construction from Georgian through to the modern property being built today.

Specialist Services

Defect Analysis

Defect analysis reports are produced for property stakeholders who have concerns about a single or number of defects to a property.

Examples could be cracks on walls, roof problems, damp penetration, condensation or subsidence. We can inspect a property, identify the seriousness of the defect, and produce an analysis report including photographs on the reasons for the problem and propose the best solutions with repair cost estimates.

We can arrange and manage remedial work too, ensuring the required repairs are done correctly and avoiding costly mistakes. 

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Project Management

We excel in project management for insurance related workWe provide high quality, efficient project management for all stakeholders from beginning to end. We can assist in developing project management briefs and then select, appoint and co-ordinatthe project team. 

We have deep knowledge of the standards, systems, processes and technical matters of insurance related work. Also, we have the leadership and communication skills for negotiations, conflict resolution and strong team morale. Clients have total confidence in us. 

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Dilapidations

We work with both tenants and landlords to assess, cost, negotiate and agree dilapidations claims.

We deal with dilapidations issues across a broad range of property types – from a single floor to portfolios of hundreds of properties.  

Our dilapidation services include assessments of potential dilapidations liabilities, negotiation of dilapidations disputes for landlords and tenants, lease interpretation and advice, expert witness opinions. 

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Reinstatement Cost Assessments

The right level of insurance cover is a key element of your risk management strategy, whether you’re a property owner, occupier or investor.

We are experts in reinstatement cost assessments. We help clients avoid being under-insured, which would put them at risk of potential losses in a claim and ensure they do not pay too much if their property has been over-insured in the past. 

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Project Monitoring

Project monitoring focuses on protecting the client’s interests by identifying and advising on the risks associated with acquiring an interest in a development that is not under their direct control. Project monitoring is also known as development monitoring or acting as the bank, funder or tenant’s surveyor. 

We offer project monitoring to a range of client types including funding institutions, which acquire development schemes as an investment on completion, tenants or purchasers committed to leasing or buying a property upon completion, development finance companies, grant funders, PFI funders and end-users. Project monitoring considers the developer and its chosen design and construction team’s performance in a pro-active and timely manner, keeping the client informed to make the best decisions. 

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Technical Due Diligence

Technical due diligence is the structured review, analysis, investigation and gathering of information about the physical characteristics of a property and/or land.

Put into a technical due diligence report, these can be used by a prospective buyer, occupier or financer to make an informed assessment of any risks from a technical perspective.

The process can identify any defects, damage or deficiencies that could impact on the asset’s value or the safety of occupants in the short, medium and long term. 

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