Peter Hogan FRICS - Hogan Ltd

Chartered Surveyor & Party Wall Surveyor





tel 020 7352 5050
or 020 7352 0800

Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Member of The Pyramus & Thisbe Club, The Association of Project Management, The Institute of Consulting and Incorporate of the Chartered Institute of Building.



This is a comprehensive inspection of a property reported in a style to suit the property and your specific requirements and it is suitable for all properties, especially:

Listed buildings, older properties, buildings constructed in an unusual way, however old they are, properties you plan to renovate or alter in any way, properties that have had extensive alterations. It examines all accessible parts of the property – and you can ask to have specific areas included, so it covers any particular concerns you have about the building. It is a product which can be tailored to your needs agreed between you and your surveyor.

Please click here to view sample report A

Please click here to view sample report B

A Building Survey can include details of: Major and minor defects and what they could mean, the possible cost of repairs, results of damp testing on walls damage to timbers – including woodworm and rot the condition of damp-proofing, insulation and drainage (though drains aren’t usually tested), technical information on the construction of the property and the materials used the location, recommendations for any further special inspections. A Building Survey doesn’t include a valuation, but this can be provided separately if required.

PARTY WALL AWARDS - The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 - We are party wall specialists, able to advise on Party Wall Awards and the benefits to respective parties see page 2


Also known as a Homebuyer’s Report, this is a survey completed to a standard format set out by RICS – it’s most suitable for conventional properties built within the last 150 years, which are in reasonable condition.

It doesn’t detail every aspect of the property, and only focuses on urgent matters needing attention. It is not usually suitable for properties in need of renovation, or if you’re planning major alterations.

A Homebuyer Survey and Valuation includes details of:

The general condition of the property, any major faults in accessible parts of the building that may affect the value, any urgent problems that need inspecting by a specialist beforeyou sign a contract, results of tests for damp in the walls, damage to timbers – including woodworm or rot, the condition of any damp-proofing, insulation and drainage (though drains aren’t tested), the estimated cost of rebuilding the property for insurance purposes, the value of the property on the open market.

COMMERCIAL SURVEYING - tailored to suit a Client`s needs.

BOUNDARY WALL DISPUTES - Land registry / title plan may not accurately represent the true ground positions of the boundaries. The Land Registration Act 2002 allows you under certain conditions to determine and record the exact line of your boundaries on a registered title, to avoid any future boundary dispute.

SCHEDULES OF CONDITION - we are able to survey property prior to works being carried out or a lease being executed, for example.


NOTES ON "RIGHT TO LIGHT" - right to light may be acquired by ‘anyone who has had uninterrupted use of something over someone else’s land for 20 years without consent, openly and without threat, and without interruption of more than a year.’ Your right to light is protected in England and Wales under common law, adverse possession or by the Prescription Act 1832. If a new building limits the amount of light coming in through a window and the level of light inside falls below the accepted level, then this constitutes an obstruction. Unless you waive your rights you are entitled to take legal action against your neighbour.

DEVELOPMENT PROJECT SET UP - for example we can advise on forms of contract, budget, contingency and timescales to set up a development project correctly.

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