Legal & Statutory Matters

Chartered building surveying practices provide a comprehensive range of services for legal and statutory matters related to buildings. These practices specialise in understanding and navigating the complex regulatory framework governing the construction and maintenance of structures. They offer expert advice and assistance to clients in matters such as building regulations, planning permissions, health and safety compliance, and environmental regulations.

Chartered building surveyors have a deep understanding of the legal requirements and obligations associated with building projects, and they ensure that clients remain in full compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. Whether it’s obtaining the necessary permits and approvals, conducting inspections and audits, or resolving any legal disputes that may arise, chartered building surveying practices are invaluable in providing the expertise and guidance needed to navigate the legal and statutory landscape of the construction industry.

Housing Disrepair

We are experts in carrying out Part 35 Expert Witness inspections and Reports in housing disrepair cases, acting on behalf of the tenant or the landlord.

The reports produced address all of the individual claims and seeks out any additional and relevant issues found on site that are valid under Part 35 along with a fully priced Scott schedule.

Legal and statutory matters with One Building Solutions

Construction Disputes

We have extensive experience in acting as Expert Witness and providing expert evidence in building construction and property dispute cases.

We will prepare Expert Witness or Single Joint Expert reports under Civil Procedure Rules (CPR): Part 35.

Often, disputes can be resolved through mediation or arbitration. If a case does go to court or tribunal, our surveyors will attend and act as the Expert Witness.


We specialise in providing expert advice and services related to dilapidations. Dilapidations refer to the state of disrepair or damage that a property may be in at the end of a lease term.

We work closely with landlords and tenants to assess the condition of a property and determine any necessary repairs or renovations that may be required.

Our experienced team of chartered surveyors has a deep understanding of the legal and financial implications of dilapidations, and we are skilled in negotiating and resolving disputes between parties.

Whether you are a landlord seeking to recover costs for repairs, or a tenant looking to minimize liability, our diligent and professional approach ensures that your interests are protected throughout the process.

Trust our expertise in dilapidations to guide you towards a fair and satisfactory resolution.

Schedule of Condition

At our chartered surveying practice, we understand the importance of accurately documenting the condition of a property. A Schedule of Condition is a detailed report that provides a comprehensive record of the existing state of a building or premises at a specific point in time.

This report includes descriptions, measurements, and photographic evidence of any existing defects, damage, or areas of concern. A Schedule of Condition is commonly used in lease agreements to protect both landlords and tenants by establishing a clear benchmark of the property’s condition at the commencement of the lease.

It helps to minimize disputes and potential liabilities by providing an objective reference point for future comparisons.

Our experienced team of chartered surveyors excels in preparing thorough and meticulous Schedules of Condition, ensuring that our clients have a reliable and legally sound document to rely on throughout their lease term.

Trust us to provide you with a comprehensive and accurate record of your property’s condition.

Party Wall and Neighbourly matters

We specialise in providing expert advice and services related to party wall matters. A party wall is a shared wall or structure between two properties, typically found in semi-detached or terraced houses.

We understand the legal obligations and complexities surrounding party wall agreements and can guide property owners through the entire process.

Our experienced team of chartered surveyors can assist with serving party wall notices, conducting surveys, and providing impartial advice to ensure that all parties involved are aware of their rights and responsibilities.

We strive to facilitate smooth and amicable resolutions, minimizing disputes and protecting the interests of our clients.

Trust our expertise in party wall matters to navigate through the legal requirements and ensure a successful outcome for all parties involved.

Disabled Access Audit and Fire Risk Assessments

As a building owner, you will have specific legal and statutory responsibilities to ensure your business building is safe for all.

We can provide you with a range of audits, assessments and reports to support you in managing your building safely.

Planning Permission

We understand the importance of navigating the complex process of obtaining planning permission. Planning permission is a legal requirement for many building projects and can be a daunting and time-consuming process.

Our team of chartered surveyors has extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with planning authorities and can provide expert guidance and support to ensure that your project meets all necessary regulations and requirements.

From preparing and submitting planning applications to advising on planning policies and regulations, we are here to help you navigate the planning permission process smoothly and efficiently.

Trust our expertise to save you time, money, and potential headaches by securing the necessary planning permission for your project.

Building Regulations

We understand the importance of compliance with building regulations in ensuring the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of construction projects.

Building regulations are a set of standards and requirements that govern the design, construction, and alteration of buildings. Our experienced team of chartered surveyors has a deep understanding of the ever-changing building regulations and can provide expert advice and guidance to ensure that your project meets all necessary requirements.

From conducting inspections and audits to reviewing plans and specifications, we are here to ensure that your project not only meets legal obligations but also achieves the highest standards of quality and safety.

Trust our expertise in building regulations to navigate through the complexities of compliance and ensure a successful and compliant construction project.