Wilks Head & Eve LLP,
3rd Floor
55 New Oxford Street,
London, WC1A 1BS

Building Surveys

Experts in building maintenance and repairs, regulation compliance and construction.

We can advise at every stage in the lifecycle of a building or scheme – from its original feasibility, through to construction, handover and use – and ultimately disposal or refurbishment. We can also advise landlords and tenants on lease exit strategies and legal matters relating to dilapidations.

Our full range of services is as follows:

  • Building surveys & defect diagnosis: What is wrong with my building, and how much will it cost to fix?
  • Schedules of condition: An accurate record of your building, suite, floor or retail unit, incorporated into your lease.
  • Pre-planned maintenance (PPM) schedule: We evaluate your property to target potential future issues. This precaution can often save a significant amount of money in the long run.
  • Building consultancy: We can manage your refurbishment or office move from conception to completion.
  • Contract administration: We can advise on and administer your construction contracts.
  • Building reinstatement (formerly fire insurance) valuation: How much would it cost to rebuild my property?
  • RICS home-buyers surveys: If you are selling your home or buying one, you will need to know which type of survey is right for you.
  • Expert witness: We act as expert witnesses and single joint experts in court cases as required.
  • Dilapidations: When a lease is terminated due to issues with a property, we can assist in negotiating a settlement with the tenant, planning refurbishment, and finding a new tenant if desired. For tenants, we will help negotiate with the aim of allowing you to swiftly leave the premises with minimum expenditure.

Our expertise

Our Senior Building Surveyor, Andrew Harris, is a chartered professional with over a decade of experience in property and construction. He is a member of the Association of Project Safety, Member of the Pyramus and Thisbe Club (a Party Wall specialist organisation) and is also chair of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Matrics London group.

Andrew has worked across sectors, starting out as an in-house building surveyor for a property management agent before moving into a specialist role including technical surveys for defect diagnosis and project management. He was part of the team that was recently awarded the British Council for Offices Regional Award (South England and South Wales) for Projects up to 1500m² and for Innovation.

Contact us

In general, the earlier we are appointed to survey your property, the more timely advice we can give for your building’s needs – and the more money you will save in the long term.

If you would like to obtain a quote or enquire about any of our services, please call or email us today on:

020 7637 8471


Our staff will be happy to answer any questions or put you in touch with a specialist partner who will advise you further.