The Building Consultancy Team

  • David Apthorp

    T +44 207 747 0190M +44 7968 717 001

  • Gary Barlow

    T +44 207 747 0191M +44 7889 054 648

  • Ian Golbourn

    T +44 207 747 0192M +44 7917 220 788

  • Libby Osborn

    Executive Assistant

    T +44 207 747 0197  

Project Management

We combine our wealth of experience alongside the latest software to deliver projects on time, on budget and to the quality our clients expect.

We also provide expert advice and support throughout your project, from feasibility and conceptual studies, through to detailed design and construction ensuring that your building works for you.

Our expert project managers are Prince II qualified and have extensive experience in construction, fit out and refurbishment. Alongside that they are all highly experienced in commercial premises, luxury residential and high-end retail units.


Dilapidations principally concern a tenant’s failure to conform to certain express and/or implied obligations within their lease, thereby committing a breach of covenant.

Levy Real Estate are experts in dilapidations providing landlords and tenants with strategic advice on lease termination and dilapidation liabilities, working within the strict guidelines of the dilapidations protocol set out by the Property Litigation Association and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Acting for landlords and tenants, we offer professional advice to assist in determining a fair assessment of loss and working to minimise overall costs for our clients. We are happy to meet with you to provide initial advice and costs with regard to any dilapidations claim.

Click here to view our dilapidations track record.

Technical Due Diligence Surveys

As Chartered Building Surveyors, we are experts in undertaking Technical Due Diligence surveys for prospective purchasers or occupiers.

With a technical working knowledge of most types of building we’re able to provide you with considered commercial advice and survey reports outlining essential information about a building’s condition.

Our reports are tailored to your objectives and requirements including issues like material testing, insurance, warranties and alterations.

Click here for more on due diligence building surveys and for examples of the range of properties we are experienced in.

Planned Preventative Maintenance Surveys

Planned Preventative Maintenance Programmes (PPMs) identify and quantify a programme of works to the fabric and services of a building over a prescribed period of time – usually 5-20 years. An accurate PPM survey provides information that enables the preparation of a bespoke plan of action to ensure that a building’s condition (and therefore its value as an asset) is preserved, or even increased.

Levy Real Estate offers detailed strategic advice on the maintenance of your asset using bespoke reporting formats. By doing so we can produce different levels of schedule to suit your exact requirements and deliver in your preferred reporting format.

Cost Consultancy

Efficient cost management is essential to all building projects, to ensure financial viability and commercial success.

Whether your project is a new development or the refurbishment of an existing building, we will work with you from feasibility and procurement to on-site management and the final account stages. Alongside that process, we also assist in exploring development options to ensure your project meets its financial objectives.

Using our expert knowledge and experience alongside the latest costing software we’re able to provide the best advice for financial planning during construction and life cycle expenditure of your building.

Party Wall Matters

The Party Wall Etc. Act 1996 gives property owners rights to undertake work to a shared wall, when enclosing upon, excavating near or building adjacent to the boundary line. The Act provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes, along with mechanisms for recovering costs.

We are able to provide you with professional advice on all neighbourly matters and have extensive knowledge of the Party Wall Act plus experience in dispute resolution across all types of neighbourly matters, including oversailing and scaffold licences.

This experience enables us to protect our clients’ interests, whether they are building owners or adjoining owners.

Reinstatement Cost Assessments

Most insurers require a formal Reinstatement Cost Assessment (RCA), this is a calculation of the cost to rebuild your property in the event that it is destroyed by fire or other disaster.

We undertake RCA survey and provide reports based on our vast experience, live project data and the industry standard Building Cost Information Service (BCIS).

With experience in assessing residential, industrial and commercial buildings, we are able present detailed information as required by your insurer.

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