jcc Associates started seven years ago, providing dedicated building surveying services to a selection of commercial and retail property clients; today we remain small but with big capability. Utilising an
established network of associates, including support from consultants in other fields, we can confidently and competitively compete in the bigger
market; more particularly with acquisition surveys, contract administration and dilapidations.
In the past few years we have extended our property
inspection services to Europe
where we have carried out over 25 investment acquisition reports from Croatian Hotels to Swiss Hospitals to German manufacturing
plant. In addition we have undertaken photographic records of condition of three very large industrial sites in Germany and the Czech Republic.
Dilapidations remain a core service and in 2008 we provided
expert advice on behalf of the defendant in a case which was highlighted in Property Week (05.09.08), in which a £500,000 dilapidations claim was settled for only £1,073; moreover following the arguments presented,
the Court felt that this case was sufficiently exceptional to justify the defendant
recovering its costs on an indemnity basis [Business Environment Bow Lane v. Deanwater Estates, 31.07.08].
Our instructions are usually based on negotiated fixed term rates
for regular or repeat business otherwise an hourly rate depending on the work type and surveyor experience required.