Fire Insurance Valuations (FIVs)
We take an accurate and informative approach to FIVs, explaining how and why the figures have been calculated.
Working with the online tool, Building Cost Information Service (BCIS), we can perform Fire Insurance Valuations along with Uplift Assessments.
We also have experience with fire insurance reinstatement work, from localised repairs to complete rebuilds.
FIVs are often undertaken as part of a pre-acquisition exercise and included within the overall Due Diligence report. They can also be carried out either as a standalone exercise or as part of a portfolio-wide instruction to meet insurer’s requirements.
Party Wall matters
Our knowledge of construction, statutory requirements and associated risk enable us to take a pragmatic approach to party wall disputes.
The aim is to reach an agreement between the respective parties promptly supplementing this with the necessary documentation.
We assist with work being undertaken to a property owned by our appointing owner, or assisting our appointing owner where work is being carried out adjacent to their property, ie. Building Owners and Adjoining Owners.
We also provide advise on crane oversail and scaffold licences as part of party wall matters or standalone instructions, acting as Third Surveyor.
Other surveying services include;
Disability Audit Reports and Implementation of Recommendations: to highlight areas that discriminate against disabled members of the community and to propose modifications which are in keeping with the property’s design and meet legislative requirements.
Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution: we act as expert witness where a dispute has arisen and professional, impartial advice is required.
Schedules of Condition: these are typically undertaken to record the condition of a property as part of a legal agreement or party wall and neighbour-related matters prior to work commencing.
Our nationwide team of more than 100 qualified Surveyors operates from Workman's network of 12 UK offices, providing clients with professional, commercially-sound technical expertise.