EWS1 form explained

In recent months we have had several clients contacting us and asking for advice on completing an EWS1 form in relation to the external cladding of their building. What is an EWS1 form? An EWS1 form i...

Japanese knotweed: ‘Do Not Disturb’

Japanese knotweed is an invasive plant that spreads rapidly and can tear through buildings, paving and roads. It is notoriously difficult to clear and if you allow Japanese knotweed to spread and grow...

Flat roof defects

When replacing a flat roof, controlling condensation is a key issue both to protect the structure of the roof but to also comply with roofing standards. One of the main British Standards for roofing w...

The Great Staycation

In this new world-order I don’t know whether to be annoyed, just laugh at it all or bang my head against the nearest wall. However, one silver lining in this crazy world is the staycation and the op...

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...