Lawrence Park, B.Sc. F.R.I.C.S. has had his own practice since May 1987.
He is a Chartered Building Surveyor and qualified as a Professional Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in January 1981 and elected as a Fellow of the Institution in March 1993.
A Short Introduction
Welcome to Park & Co.
Park and was founded in 1987 to provide a personal professional Building Surveying service. Our headquarters is located in Ilford, Essex, but we have underttaken work as far afield as Cornwall and Yorkshire for commercial and other clients.
While we are happy to travel further afield, most of our work is in the south of Essex and East / North London. We work with and have a close relationship with consulting structural engineers and Valuation Surveyors and can arrange these services.
"If you think we might be able to help you, please do not hesitate to contact us for a friendly and informal talk without obligation for any type of property."
Why Park & Co?
Local expertise since 1987
Personal, professional Building Surveying services at realistic fees
Full design and architectural services
Close relationships with consulting Structural Engineers and other Surveyors
All complementary services can be arranged
Lawrence is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
All You Need
Park & Co offer a full range of Services
We handle most technical surveying services dealt with by a Chartered Building Surveyor including party wall issues, specific defect reports, home extensions, alterations and design.
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A Few FAQs....
No. If you need a mortgage to buy your house then a lender will need you to pay for a mortgage valuation report. However, this is not a survey and should not be mistaken as such. A mortgage valuation report is just that - a valuation of the property for the mortgage lender to confirm that the property is worth the amount that you want to borrow. However, this report will only highlight obvious defects. For a full survey the surveyor works for the buyer and will conduct a more detailed examination into the property's structural integrity, repairs, maintenance and condition.
When going out to tender for a building, development or renovation project or even a small extension, it is important that you are able to compare the quotations on a like for like basis from the contractors you ask. Merely providing them with a set of plans will not suffice as it could be interpreted in different ways.
It is our belief and experience that the more information you can provide to the builder about EXACTLY what you want the builder to include in his quote the more accurate the quote will be and the less scope you give the builder to find 'extras' to add to the bill at the end. this is a very short answer to a complicated question and for further advice please contact us by telephone.
YES - In fact the older the house or property the more reason there is for having a full building survey.
Buying a house or flat is one of the most expensive outlays most people make during their lives. Every house and flat is different in both construction and condition and many properties have been altered and extended over the years. The report will cover all these areas with appropriate advice. Unknown defects and problems can also be expensive to resolve. A proper survey is a good independent written record of the condition of the building at the time of purchase.