From the Great Fire of London rises the surveyor

Fire Fire Museum of London - MCP - Commercial Building Consultants

In advance of the Housing White Paper, we look back at the evolution of the building surveyor This year marks the 350th anniversary of the passing of the London Building Act, which was a result of the Great Fire of London. The story of the Great Fire’s beginnings in Pudding Lane in 1666, and how it devastated vast swathes of the City, is … Read More

Four things to consider to avoid basements litigation

Exposed wall in basement - MCP - Commercial Building Consultants

The explosive growth in the construction of basements in London has given rise to a corresponding increase in litigation as adjoining owners seek to protect their properties and to curb the extent of the building owners’ works. There is a recent case in West London in relation to basement foundations, Chaturachinda v Fairholme, which is worth bearing in mind if … Read More