Tag Archives: Building Surveyors


Our practice’s building surveyors are expert in assessing the built environment and any assets that lie, therein. Our surveyors are RICS-accredited and therefore can be trusted to carry out a whole host of surveying processes, including:

  • Buildings surveys
  • Grant applications
  • Consultancy
  • Expert witness, party wall advice and dilapidations
  • Usage audits

Building surveyors help maintain the condition of a building, through their work and assess where improvements can be made to maintain that good condition into the future. To be a RICS-accredited practice ensures that we deliver only the most trustworthy, and also, reliable of services. If you’d like to find out more about our building surveying, then get in touch.

What is an Alternative Dispute Resolution for Dilapidations?


An Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the term used to describe a way to settle a dispute without having to take it to court. This is the most common way disputes regarding dilapidations are resolved. When should you use an Alternative Dispute Resolution? Dilapidations is a process that almost every landlord or occupant will have to endure at some point. Most leases will have covenants, which are clauses stating what state a property should be left in. Should a tenant break these clauses, the landlord is then able to claim compensation for any damages or alterations based on how much […]

A judge's gavel representing dilapidation claims going to court

Building Surveying: Why are Housebuilders’ Costs Rising?


The RICS recently announced findings from its Building Cost Information Service’s (BCIS) Private Housing Construction Price Index (PHCPI) which indicated that, virtually across the board, housebuilding costs were on the rise. But why is this? The team here at Munday + Cramer, a building surveying firm here in Essex, took a look at the report (as well as wider industry commentary) to find out exactly that. The Statistics Of the parties surveyed to help put together the index, a staggering 96% of respondents reported an overall increase in costs, with cost increases in materials, labour and supply chain delays cited […]

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Building Surveying: Exploring the Right to Light


In the world of building surveying, the “right to light” often crops up. Asides from sounding something like a catchy slogan from a ‘90s MTV commercial, this government-legislated easement (or law) was conceived to allow landowners the ‘right’ to receive natural light through openings and designated apertures in buildings on their land. In rural areas, this rarely poses an issue; in more built-up environs, however, and increasingly in the development of new build properties, it’s a whole different matter. The team here at Munday + Cramer offer extensive building surveying services across Essex, London and the Home Counties. We wanted […]

Building Surveying: Exploring the Right to Light

What Is A Party Wall Survey?


Party wall issues are as common as they are frustrating. For something as seemingly innocuous as the dividing wall between properties, the disputes which often arise can be both fractious and ill-tempered. In any dispute pertaining to party wall issues, a party wall survey is needed, undertaken by trained building surveyors. The team here at Munday + Cramer, who offer a comprehensive range of building surveying services across the south-east and home counties, wanted to look at these issues in a little more detail. What Are Party Walls? First, though, what actually are party walls? Well, they’re partitioning walls between […]

What Are Party Wall Surveys?

Building Surveying: Taking A Look At Roofing Works


Roofs. They’re often the most forgotten about parts of buildings, but when you think about it, they’re also arguably the most important. Keeping out the elements, the humble roof, whether flat or pitched, tiled or decked, plays an integral role in keeping the outside out and the inside in. Here at Munday + Cramer, a multidisciplinary practice based in Essex, our building surveying team regularly works on re-roofing and roof repair projects. We wanted to explain why roofs are so prone to issues, and what exactly those issues in question are. Why Do Roofs Require Such Regular Work? First, though, […]

A model house to represent building surveying work on roofs

A Look At The More Complex (And Obscure) Surveying Technologies


It goes without saying that technology has come on leaps and bounds over the last few centuries. Were you to suddenly find yourself in the boots of an 18th century surveying professional, your main tool would’ve been a telescope, and a primitive one at that. Fast-forward to the present day, and the surveying world features more acronym-laden technologies than you can shake a stick at. The team here at Munday + Cramer, a chartered building surveying firm in Essex, wanted to look at some of the most advanced surveying technologies used today – one of which having even been used […]

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The Importance Of Wellbeing Support For Professionals


In recent years, we’ve seen a marked increase in the coverage of mental health issues in the general public discourse. This has been wonderful to see and, speaking plainly, something that was long overdue. After all, mental health is something that’s omnipresent and its associated conditions – anxiety and depression, for example – don’t discriminate when it comes to who they impact. They affect anybody. A person’s mental wellbeing is something that’s impacted upon by many different factors, and ensuring positive mental wellbeing should be paramount within the workplace. Here at Munday + Cramer, whether it be our CIAT-qualified technicians, […]

The Importance Of Wellbeing Support For Professionals Such As Building Surveyors