ARS (London) Ltd provide
Chartered Building Surveying &
Expert Witness Services
We also Specalise in Resolving Building
Claims for Insurers, Loss Adjusters &
ARS (London) Ltd are a RICS Regulated firm which means we practice to an ethical and professional standard. We are also proud to hold a Designated Professional Body (DPB) License.
We have over 25 years experience in the property and construction industry, and have knowledge and expertise to provide a variety of chartered building surveying services and building consultancy services to the residential, commercial and insurance sectors throughout the UK.
Our area of coverage includes London, south east, east of England and the home counties.
Our Director has been a member of RICS since 2007 and is also an APC Assessor on behalf of RICS.
He holds the following qualifications:
BDMA Insurance Technician
CSRT (Certified Surveyor in Remedial Treatment)
Diploma in Surveying
FFPWS (Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors)
BSc (Hons) in Building Conservation Technology
MCMI (Member of Chartered Management Institute)
INSURANCE SURVEYING SERVICES
We are proud to hold a Designated Professional Body (DPB) License allowing us to undertake general insurance distribution activities in the UK. The RICS Designated Professional Body Scheme is a UK regulatory programme approved by HM Treasury and UK's Ministry of Finance.
ARS (London) Ltd can manage and resolve building claims for Insurers, loss adjusters, policyholders and their advisors. We specialise in the HNW market and historic built environment and we often engage on complex claims that require robust project management and accurate financial control.
Our Director holds a BDMA Insurance technician qualification and is a Chartered Building Surveyor member of RICS. He has many years experience dealing with and managing building insurance losses.
It is important that your building is adequately insured whilst not being over insured. We regularly undertake reinstatement cost assessments throughout the UK to provide a day one sum insured for insurance purposes. Our assessments are detailed and thorough, taking into consideration external and environmental factors as well as special features and building services installations - all of which have a considerable affect on the insurance valuation.
CHARTERED BUILDING SURVEYING SERVICES
SCHEDULE OF CONDITIONS
We offer full building surveys for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Our report is presented with repair, maintenance and running costs of the building for a period of up to 20 years from purchase. ARS (London) Ltd also offer a verbal report within 24 hours of inspection, conferring with solicitor and conveyancer if required.
We have the knowledge and expertise to report on period properties and listed buildings.
Our building pathology services cover the insurance, residential and commercial sectors. We take a measured and scientific approach to our building pathology inspections. We report in such a way that the end user is fully understanding and aware of the defects and building issues that are reported on site and importantly the cause and cost to rectify.
We can provide detailed and prescriptive written / photographic schedules of condition. A schedule of condition is carried out to determine the exact condition of the building and its main elements at the date of inspection. It is important to accurately record the condition of a building so that there is a benchmark for the property and its state of repair and records of defects at a given date.
A schedule of condition is particularly important for both landlord and tenant when entering into new lease agreements or negotiating a lease renewal.
Thermal Imaging (also known as 'Infrared Thermography) uses heat sensitive cameras to detect subtle differences in temperatures.
Reduce Heat Loss
Quickly find air leakage, thermal bridging and cold areas in residential and commercial buildings.
Locate the root cause of thermal discount by finding cracks and unintentional openings.
We make it easy to see heat loss, providing valuable insight and enabling you to fix any issues that you are unaware of. Simple, easy-to-understand digital reports for yourself, clients or customers allowing you to maintain your building and improve performance.
Thermal Imaging provides non evasive investigations for buildings eliminating the need to physically inspect behind a finished structure.
Thermal / Cold Bridging
Missing or Damaged Insulation
Moisture & Water Ingress
Air Leakage & Unintentional Openings
Poor Thermal Comfort
Damp & Mould
Types of Property
Heritage & Historic Environment
BUILDING THERMAL IMAGING
We have expert knowledge and understanding of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 having acted as party wall surveyor for building owner(s), adjoining owner(s) and as agreed surveyor for nearly 25 years in England and Wales. We have made legal representation for Insurers and to County Courts and Tribunal, where we have offered our expert advice to resolve neighbourly disputes and party wall matters.
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
(CDM REGULATIONS 2015)
At ARS (London) Ltd we can act as project manager and contract administrator for residential and commercial projects up to a value of £2M.
We produce specification of works in line with your requirements and oversee a competitive tendering process to ensure value for money. We are experienced in acting as contract administrator to ensure project delivery within programme and budget whilst maintaining a high standard of finish on site.
Under CDM Regulations 2015 the role of CDM coordinator has been replaced with that of Principal Designer. At ARS (London) Ltd we can fulfill the role of Principal Designer and we have experience in managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects.
We have an understanding of how health and safety is managed during the design process and maintain a robust validation process during the construction and development period. Our assessment reports are specific to the type and nature of the project that we are appointed on.
We can assist clients in dilapidation matters throughout the UK, successfully settling any landlord or tenant disputes with specialist technical advice, financial assessments and negotiation. Whether a landlord or tenant/leaseholder, we have many years experience in resolving dilapidation claims and disputes.
We offer independent, reliable and expert advice to resolve building and property related disputes. Our Director has made legal representation as Expert Witness under CPR Part 35. He can act as single joint expert or on individual appointments.
He has acted on behalf of Insurers, private clients, developers, freeholders and home owners.
We offer dispute resolution services throughout the UK and within a variety of specialist areas:
Party Wall matters and neighbourly disputes
Listed buildings and historic properties
Subsidence damage to residential, commercial and domestic properties
We have knowledge and experience in dealing with listed buildings and historic properties. Our main area of coverage is London, east and south east of England.
Our services include building surveys, building pathology reports, specification of repairs, project management and insurance claims of historic/listed buildings and structures. ARS (London) Ltd can also act as consultant and advisor for gaining listed building and conservation area consents from local authorities.
ARS (London) Ltd offer a fully integrated building fabric planned maintenance schedule to buildings of all types, construction and ages. We have expertise in assessing building fabric and elements in modern, traditional and historic properties. Once we inspect and survey the building our clients are presented with a fully costed planned maintenance schedule that outlines effective repair strategies and provides an assessment to ensure long term value and condition of the building is enhanced.
Our reporting format can be adapted and tailored to suit client requirements.
We retain a trusted and reliable specialist consultant network, such as M&E engineers, HVAC specialists, plant consultants, which means we can provide a repair cost and strategy for the complete building.
LICENCE TO ALTER
A licence is a form of permission, a legally enforceable document, which is granted by a landlord to a tenant enabling the latter to exercise a right within a formal lease agreement.
At ARS (London) Ltd we can provide the technical and legal advise required to administer a licence.
Our area of coverage is London, south east, east of England and the home counties.
Our Director has been instructed by Banks and Developers to provide development monitoring services for schemes of various types and values in London. Our service is broadly in line with the following stages:
Appraisal and Risk Assessment
Construction and Finance Monitoring during the works
Advice at Practical Completion
Advice at end of the Defects Liability Period
Our role includes the monitoring and validating of all necessary handover documentation, such as the health and safety file, as built drawings, legal and statutory paperwork, operation and maintenance manuals, warranties and associated certificates.
Our COVID-19 Response
Our priority is the safety and welfare of our team, customers and clients. We are working remotely from home, allowing us to maintain a high standard of customer service. We can be contacted by phone or email, and will be happy to hear from you if you require any assistance.
Our business is monitoring the situation on a daily basis, and we are complying with Government guidelines.
We confirm we have complied with the Government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 by carrying out appropriate Risk Assessments, and by sharing the results with our workforce. We are working to keep risk as low as reasonably practical and are evaluating the level of risk on an ongoing basis.
Should you require any further information, please contact us.