What makes a good RICS expert witness?

In this article Julian Record explores what makes a good RICS expert witness in relation to property and construction related disputes.    When a dispute arises between two parties it is rather unsurprising that good advice should be obtained.  There are a number of reasons why this is crucial. Firstly, the expert needs to determine that […]

Causes of mould and are landlords to blame?

Mould is big news at the moment following the recent coroner’s verdict that the death of 2-year-old Iwak Ishak was caused by mould within the flat in which he lived. Landlords are being widely criticised, but are landlord’s entirely to blame? In many cases the answer is not straight forward. First, lets start by looking […]

JCT News | How to Terminate a JCT Building Contract?

This is my first article in my series of articles looking at various aspects of the JCT suite of contracts.  In this article I explore the contract termination provisions open to the employer within the minor works,  intermediate and standard forms of contract and what are the practical implications for employers and professionals.  Please note […]

Coronavirus and Construction; What is the Contract Position?

COVID-19 is having a huge impact globally and the situation is rapidly escalating within the UK which will in turn affect all construction and infrastructure projects in the UK, with labour and material shortages being expected.  In the worst cases, projects will be suspended until the pandemic is brough under control. For the self-employed, of […]

Record Associates appointed as monitor surveyor on trio of housing developments

Record Associates have been appointed to monitor three housing developments on behalf of the funder, Aberclay Finance. The developments comprise 13 units in North Shropshire, 20 units in Worcestershire and the conversion of 5 listed barns in Oxfordshire. Our role involves the chairing of monthly progress meetings, preparation of a monthly progress reports and agreeing […]

Pathway Intermediates appoint Record Associates to Project Manage Warehouse Redevelopment

Record Associates have recently been instructed by Pathway Intermediates to project manage the fitting out and refurbishment of a 50,000 sq.ft industrial unit which has recently been acquired to support the business’ expansion. “We are delighted to be working with Pathway Intermediates and help them on the next stage of their journey.  This adds to […]

Volunteering in Peru

We are proud to have sponsored Harriet, a young student who has been undertaking volunteer work in Peru with Camps International which have hosted a 4 week school trip to Peru, part of which involved building toilets and school improvements for remote communities in the Andes. As part of Harriet’s fundraising she and a friend […]

Wolseley Visitors Centre and Nature Reserve

Record Associates have recently been appointed as project manager for the development of a new visitors centre and external areas on behalf of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. The project will entail the creation of a new reception, shop and 60 cover Kingfisher café and restaurant overlooking the nature reserve.  Externally the car park will be upgraded […]

Planning Permission Granted on Farmhouse Extension

Record Associates have just secured planning permission for the extension and re-configuration of Brook House near Wentnor which lies within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The design of the extension has been carefully developed so that the extension is “subservient” to the main house whilst providing modern, enlarged bedroom and living accommodation which makes the […]

External Condition Survey of Radbrook Hall Completed

Record Associates have just completed a Condition Survey of the exterior elements of Radbrook Hall which sits at the heart of the former Radbrook College site which is being converted by Floreat Homes into high quality apartments. The condition of the external elements was a concern to Floreat Homes, so Record Associates were engaged to undertake […]

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