Resuming operations following COVID-19 lockdown

McCarthy Partnership has resumed operations and we would like to reassure our clients that we are abiding with government advice on safe working procedures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We contin...

Seek dilapidations advice at the start of a tenancy

If you’re acting for a landlord or a tenant, they may well contact you if one day they are faced with a dilapidations claim. As you will be aware a dilapidations claim is a claim for damages brought...

COVID-19 safe working

The Covid-19 pandemic is having an impact on the building surveying profession, especially where the work involves contact with clients and customers, in their offices or through visits to a property....

Replacing a slate roof

Choosing the correct slate for a roof replacement is hugely important, here are a few things to consider: Always ask for a sample of the slate before you place an order. The slate should be tested to ...

Lead pipework repair

You see some funny things when you visit a residential property which has been let for a number of years. In one such property recently, I came across an incoming water mains which had been repaired w...

Case Study: Building survey on Heathrow House

Keyance appointed McCarthy Partnership Ltd to undertake a due diligence building survey of the third floor Heathrow House. The building was originally designed for a single occupier and has been exten...

Case Study: Fire damage reinstatement

As part of our disaster recovery services, and combining that with our contract administration expertise, McCarthy Partnership assisted Chestertons following a fire in one of their properties. We unde...

Case Study: St Pancras Apartments

McCarthy Partnership have been retained to act as Landlord Surveyor and advise on Leaseholders Licence applications. St Pancras Apartments were converted in circa 2005 and form part of the upper floor...

Is your flat door a fire door?

Fire doors have two important functions in a fire – when closed they form a barrier to stop the spread of fire and when opened they provide a means of escape. Older panel doors, especially if le...

Brick is beautiful

Brickwork forms an integral part of hard landscaping features throughout the public realm on both commercial and residential sites. We owe a lot to the skill of bricklayers in creating beautiful brick...