Accord Chartered Surveyors
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Accord Chartered Surveyors Accord is an independent RICS Chartered Surveying practice based in Guildford and Farnham Surrey providing professional services including building surveys, architectural design, structural engineering, project management and quantity surveying services. Our dedicated and friendly team have a wealth of expert knowledge and many years of experience.

Our Chartered Surveyors are able to provide a bespoke and efficient service. They will provide complete confidence and you will always be getting the very best service possible. Accord is registered and regulated, by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, gives clients added peace of mind (the RICS are the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction).

We are a member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and Pyramus and Thisbe Club, specialising in party wall matters and promoting best practice. And of course, Accord operate to the RICS rules of conduct and carry professional indemnity insurance.

read more › Accord acted on behalf of a neighboring owner to negotiate terms for a Party Wall Award and Access License. The award and license were necessary for the developer next door to redevelop their site. We ensured that the provisions within the Party Wall etc 1996 were. We were instructed by the Management Agent of a flat block in Guildford to provide a Building Maintenance Survey and schedules of work. Accord's Survey included an assessment of the condition: of the roof and roof coverings including chimney stacks and flashings, .

read more › If you are extending, refurbishing, converting or redeveloping your property we can guide you through each stage of your project providing professional architectural design service. Helping with ever aspects, from early planning stages through to completion, allowing you to be as involved in the process as you would like. We will develop the scheme with you and help overcome any particular obstacles or problems, propose design solutions and look to add value to your property. Our experience and understanding of the Local Authority procedures enables us to deal with your project expediently.

read more › If you are dealing with a large, older or rundown property, a building that is unusual or altered, or if you are planning major works, an RICS building survey (formerly called a structural survey) will give you a comprehensive structural report including defects, repair and maintenance options. A building survey costs more than the other RICS reports because it gives detailed information about the structure and fabric of the property. We offer various types of survey reports and it is essential that your survey is appropriate for your needs.

read more › As Chartered Building Surveyors we are trained and experienced to carry out specific inspections and producing expert technical defects reports in connection with building defects whether the problem is structurally related, i.e. progressive foundation movement, cavity wall tie failure or an ongoing damp issue through the building fabric or the like. We are able to monitor situations and if necessary undertake further investigative/opening up work to help assess the underlying causes and make recommendations for necessary repairs.

read more › The terms Dilapidations is normally used to cover defects which Tenants will be required to deal with - or pay to have remedied - when vacating a leasehold property. We can prepare and serve a landlords schedule of dilapidations on the outgoing tenant and if necessary, ensure the repair works are carried out in accordance with the lease or to negotiate and agree on costs involved to undertake the repairs. Should the repairs not be undertaken by the tenant we are able to quantify the loss suffered and prepare a claim against the tenant.

read more › If you are the building owner intending to excavate within 3 metres of an adjoining building AND the excavation or structure extends below the level of their foundations; or you are intending to excavate within 6 metres AND any part of the excavation or structure falls with a plane drawn at 45; you must serve notice (a 3m/6m Notice) on the adjoining owner, at least 1 month before beginning to excavate. They then have the right to dissent and appoint their own surveyor, probably at your cost. Party Walls are defined as a wall which forms part of a building and stands on lands of different owners i.e usually the common wall separating two buildings.

read more › Accord can prepare and submit both planning and building regulation applications on your behalf in order to obtain necessary local authority approvals before construction work can commence. We will interpret your ideas and look to advise on feasibility, presenting a sketch scheme initially and consult with statutory authorities to obtain advice early on during the project to help avoid delays and abortive costs. Our experience and understanding of the Local Authority procedures puts us in a good position to advise on a timetable for your project.

read more › As Chartered Building Surveyors we are well placed to project manage construction projects on your behalf and advise upon necessary contractual arrangements to help ensure your project is delivered to budget, on time and to the correct standard. Our involvement can be either a watching brief to report on the professional team and how the project is progressing or alternatively act as Contract Administrators including preparation of Schedules of Condition, obtaining quotations and tender prices from builders, placing a Contractor under a Contract and undertaking Contract Administration including the preparation of interim valuations, Certification of monies due and preparation of final account and checking that the building work has been completed to a good standard which may involve the preparation of snagging/defect lists.

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