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Fire safety in Irish apartment developments

Fire safety in Irish apartment blocks The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland’s recent submission to the Department of Planning, Housing, Communities and Local Government is a welcomed document and in particular their call for a high-level study to examine the…

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Notch so much .....!

Notch so much …. Inappropriately cutting a hole as this guy has done or a notch other than in specified areas can lead to a joist being weakened to such a degree that collapse might occur. Technical Guidance Document of…

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Supersession in Dilapidations Claims

Supersession in dilapidations claims (works the tenant is required to do to comply with the lease repairing obligation) relates to works that could be claimed for but have been superseded. So in effect there is no loss to the landlord.…

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Darren Reddy joins McGovern Surveyors

McGovern Surveyors are delighted to announce the arrival of Darren Reddy to the practice as Head of Project Management in their Dublin office. Darren has worked for 15 years as a building surveyor including companies such as Faithful & Gould…

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REINSTATEMENT COST ASSESSMENTS (RCA)

Surveyors: Know what you are insuring when preparing a RCAThe majority of commercial buildings in Ireland are insured on an indemnity by reinstatement (i.e. new for old) basis and the Day One Reinstatement basis is the most popular form of…

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Get your DIY new year off to a good start …..

We all start the year with resolutions and perhaps it might be a good idea to get the clan around the table and agree some with regard to house maintenance!Here’s mine for you to consider and in doing so keep…

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Scott Schedule

When negotiating dilapidations (the breaches of a tenant’s lease covenants in respect of repair, reinstatement of alterations, and redecoration at lease expiry) the Scott Schedule (SS) is a useful document where the landlord’s item-by-item claim schedule and the tenant’s item-by-item…

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McGovern Surveyors, Chartered Building Surveyors have moved.

McGovern Surveyors have relocated to 85 Merrion Square so that we can continue to do what we do best: serve our customers with the full range of building surveying services.We have also refurbished and upgraded out Navan regional office on…

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The first International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS)

The International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS) is the adopted measurement standard for “Office Buildings.” The IPMS Standards Setting Committee is currently drafting standards for other building classes specifically, residential, industrial, retail and mixed use buildings.IPMS 1 applies to all building…

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Rot in Balcony - property managers beware

Property Managers need to be wary of balconies. There is a tendency to look at a balcony and see that its structure is either concrete or steel and feel safe. However, where the structure comprises a steel frame the infill floor…

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