Tayross Associates Ltd

CIOB Chartered Building Consultants

Managing Director: Carl O'Boyle (RICS Membership No: 5628079)

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RICS Level 3 Building Survey in Camden, NW1  


We were recently asked to carry out an RICS Level 3 Building Survey with structural observations to a very large mid-terraced Victorian house in the Camden area. When carrying out Building Surveys, we always carry these out with two surveyors so that any obstacles can be overcome.

For this particular property, the client was intending to completely refurbish the property and was not that interested in the finishes, but was more interested in the structure and any issues likely to cause issues in the construction development proposals.

Our survey identified three areas of structural concern, most of which related to the historical movement, however in some areas of the property it was impossible to say whether the movement had completely stopped or was still slightly active and progressive. Nevertheless, we were able to advise the client that with his proposed extension that any doubt as to the structural integrity of the property in the affected areas could be dealt with and strengthened and to prevent any further movement.


Ultimately, the client was very happy with the survey and very impressed with the amount of photographs included within the survey which helped him fully understand what he was buying into.

We at Tayross Associates provide in circumstances like this perhaps 150 individually annotated photographs which do not just describe the defect but also suggest helpfully how the defect can be satisfactorily resolved.

This article was written by Carl O’Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS. Carl is a full professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building for which he currently sits on the CIOB professional conduct committee and adjudications panel.

If you would like a Building Survey in Camden, London or the surrounding areas then please call us at our office on 0208 426 1448.

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