Kent

Church Fires

Church Fires

On the same evening, two church fires were started deliberately in unconnected locations in Kent, one causing localised damage to the interior of the church and extensive smoke blackening and the second causing extensive damage to the stage and ceiling of a church hall and destruction of the oak plank flooring.

Resolved Out Of Court - Residential Property Kent

Resolved Out Of Court - Residential Property Kent

A building dispute had arisen between a major housebuilder and the owners of a newly purchased prestige, high value detached house. Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors were instructed by the owners to assist in the resolution of a number of issues.  Whilst the house was of very considerable size, to a very high specification and standard of design, it was let down by finishing.

Party Wall Inspection to Settle Dispute - Wateringbury

Party Wall Inspection to Settle Dispute - Wateringbury

The Building Owner contacted Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors as he had received a query from his neighbour that the foundations excavated for the Building Owner’s extension contravened the 3 metre rule under the Party Wall Etc. Act 1996. The Act states that is a footing is dug within 3 metres of an adjoining property and is lower than the existing footings of the adjoining property, the Act applies.