We provide the following services to commercial property owners, occupiers and investors:

Click on the service for an explanation and how Cave Consultancy can add value.

LEGAL CONSULTANCY

Dilapidations (Landlord and Tenant)
Building Reinstatement Cost Assessments (Fire Insurance Valuations)
CDM Co-ordination (CDM 2015 Regulations)
Approval of Tenants Work
Party Wall and Neighbourly Matters
Dilapidations (Landlord and Tenant)

to letActing on behalf of the Landlord or Tenant to provide professional advice in respect of disrepair claims during or at the end of the lease term including the preparation of Schedules of Dilapidations and subsequent negotiation of the claim.

Cave Consultancy applies a common sense approach to the preparation of Schedule of Dilapidations and negotiations in line with both current RICS Guidance and the Civil Procedure Rules.  We keep up to date with the changes in dilapidations law and best practice to give you the most suitable and current advice.

Building Reinstatement Cost Assessments (Fire Insurance Valuations)

Building Reinstatement Cost Assessments (Fire Insurance Valuations)Assessing the reinstatement cost of a property (or portfolio of properties) for fire insurance and other purposes.

Cave Consultancy uses up-to-date methods and the latest cost data to provide prompt assessments of your property or property portfolio.

CDM Co-ordination (CDM 2015 Regulations)

CDM Co-ordination (CDM 2015 Regulations)Acting as Principal Designer and advising clients in relation to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. The Principal Designer provides key advice in respect of construction health and safety risk management matters by planning, managing and monitoring construction projects from conception through to completion in accordance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

Cave Consultancy successfully guides you through the often daunting prospect of construction health and safety matters. We advise and assist clients in complying with their duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

Approval of Tenants Work

Approval of Tenants WorkApproving tenant alteration or fitting out works on behalf of the Landlord or assisting tenants gain the necessary Landlord’s approval in accordance with their lease.

Cave Consultancy assesses tenant proposals for alteration from the Landlord’s perspective. Our wide professional experience ensures that your tenants’ works will not adversely affect the building as a long term asset.

Party Wall and Neighbourly Matters

party wallThe Party Wall etc. Act 1996 provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings.

Cave Consultancy provides a personal and proactive service when acting as the Building Owners Surveyor, Adjoining Owners Surveyor or ‘Agreed Surveyor’. Our expertise and no nonsense approach ensures efficient and full compliance with the Act.

BUILDING PATHOLOGY

Building Defect Analysis
Design and Specification of Repairs
Building Defect Analysis

Providing technical advice on building defects and subsequent remedial works. Cave Consultancy’s extensive experience of defects and their causes allows us to identify building failures and suggest practical ways to overcome them.

Design and Specification of Repairs

A technical advisory service in connection with the design and administration of repairs to buildings. Cave Consultancy’s in-depth experience of building defects enables us to effectively administrate the necessary remedial works promptly and efficiently.

OCCUPANCY AND DESIGN CONSULTANCY

Measured Surveys
Space Planning
Move/Churn Management
Feasibility Studies
Measured Surveys

Measured SurveysMeasuring property or land for presentation on Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings.

Cave Consultancy uses the latest industry standard CAD software for excellent quality and accuracy.

Space Planning

Reviewing accommodation use and space requirements and advising on the future use of existing and/or alternative premises.

Cave Consultancy has a practical, modern and commercially aware approach to help you get the most out of your premises and to enable you to use them more efficiently.

Move/Churn Management

Acting as the client’s representative to co-ordinate the design and other consultants, contractors and suppliers in either a single move between existing and new premises or reorganisation of furniture and fixtures/fittings within an existing building.

Cave Consultancy uses proven methods and procedures to ensure effective communication among all parties, from inception to completion.  You can rely on us to help bring about a smooth and seamless move or churn.

Feasibility Studies

inner_servicesA detailed investigation and analysis of a proposed scheme to determine whether it is viable technically and economically.  This is useful for property redevelopment, alteration, relocation, improvement works etc.

Cave Consultancy assesses the feasibility of a scheme from both a commercial and a technical viewpoint.  We strive to think outside the four walls, to give you a range of possibilities and suggest innovative ways to maximise the potential of your project.

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Contract Administration
Project Management
Contract Administration

Contract AdministrationAdministrating refurbishment, fit out or significant repair projects from inception to completion and ensuring that time, cost and quality objectives are met.

Cave Consultancy has the expertise to communicate the project goals with people at every level.  We advise on issues as they arise to ensure that your project is a success. Our hands on and detailed approach ensures that projects are delivered on time and budget.

Project Management

Project ManagementTaking full control of large refurbishment or fit out projects from the conception to the handover and managing the project team on behalf of the client.

Cave Consultancy can successfully unravel the often complex processes to ensure that you receive the best value at every stage of the project.

PROPERTY INSPECTION - CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Detailed Building Surveys
Planned Maintenance Surveys
Schedules of Condition
Maintenance and Repair
Detailed Building Surveys

Detailed Building SurveysA detailed survey and report of the building structure and fabric in relation to its current condition and future performance.

Cave Consultancy tailors each survey to your specific requirements depending upon whether it is for a freehold or leasehold purchase, occupation, investment or disposal (vendors pack).

Planned Maintenance Surveys

Planned Maintenance SurveysAn inspection of the building fabric and services followed by the preparation of a planned maintenance report detailing the future costs and timings of building repair and maintenance items over a ten year period.  This is particularly useful for occupiers or landlords of multi-let properties in taking a proactive approach to building maintenance and cost management.

Cave Consultancy’s established team prepare detailed reports in a clear and simple format to ensure that the planned maintenance strategy is clearly understood and easy to put into practice.

Schedules of Condition

Schedules of ConditionRecording the condition of property or specific areas of a property in connection with lease formation or renewals, Party Wall instructions or disputes etc.

Cave Consultancy provides you both written and photographic schedules in a clear useable layout.  We supply your report in both hard and electronic formats for ease of use.

Maintenance and Repair

Maintenance and RepairAdvising on the appropriate strategy for maintenance and repair of buildings during their life cycle in order to protect the value of the building as an asset.

Cave Consultancy looks at the ‘bigger picture’ to ensure you receive the most appropriate professional advice for your particular property and long term investment strategy.

When our client brief requires a wider scope of service, we are able to assemble the following services through our network of associated professional consultants:

  • Environmental, including Asbestos Consultancy
  • Cost Consultancy (Quantity Surveying)
  • Access Consultancy
  • Health and Safety Consultancy
  • Building Services Consultancy
  • Structural Engineering
  • Fire Risk Assessments