We remain busy despite the economic problems that face the UK and indeed many European economies. The UK residential market has been affected by stamp duty and regulation for foreign investors and the owning of second homes. General purchase activity is down. The London market has seen top end values tail off over the last two years although there are some signs of increasing activity this year.
There is an increase in work in extension and refurbishment of existing property most of which involves party wall work in central London. The increases in stamp duty and the increasing values on which this tax is levied have made it prohibitively expensive to move and hence the significant increase in people upsizing by carrying out major work to their own homes. All of this has conspired to increase the workload of surveyors dealing with party wall matters and thankfully we are amongst them. We have experienced a falloff in purchase building inspection instructions but over the last month or so these have increased.
Our Management Building Surveying work continues and we have numerous instructions in the fields of Licenses for Alterations, repairs and maintenance of multi occupied buildings, reinstatement valuations and general advice to leaseholders. We work with a number of managing agents particularly in the field of lessee jointly owned freeholds.
Our move to Devon has opened up our activity in the West Country where we have had a small survey and advisory presence in the market for a number of years. Our office move to Braunton has changed our mode of operation but the majority of our work remains in central London and in particular around Kensington & Chelsea, Notting Hill, Bayswater and Maida Vale. Our survey work has however opened up with recent commissions in North and East Devon and Dorset.
We no longer carry out Market Valuation work.
Marshall Land & Property Associates is rooted in the professional side of the property business. As Chartered Building Surveyors Our day to day work is in the areas of party wall agreements, management building surveying, including advice on repair and maintenance, insurance valuation, defect identification and Licenses for Alterations. We have been involved in reinstatement work with loss adjusters on flood and fire damaged property.
We have an informal association with the AIM listed Baqus Construction Consultancy Group which has led to collaboration on reinstatement insurance work and may, in future, further the services MLPA can offer and allow us to work in areas and at levels that we have not previously moved in. The Baqus group gives a national coverage through their country wide office network.
We moved from 24 Adam & Eve Mews where we had been based since December 2013. Our office is now in North Devon with a contact address in Kensington, London W8. The majority of our work remains in London
Our Office address is now PO Box 385, Braunton Devon EX32 2GY
We retain our presence in Kensington at
First Floor, 239 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SA, which is our business correspondence address
In both instances our Telephone number is 020 3657 2570