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The South West Specialists

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Building Litigation

An understanding of property law is a necessity in order to ensure appropriate action is taken at the prudent time. With 12 Building Surveyors Vickery Holman enables each to concentrate on particular areas of specialism. Specialism permits continual awareness of changes in legislation and provides a depth of knowledge unrivalled, in particular areas of expertise, within the South West.

Party Wall etc Act 1996

Vickery Holman has comprehensive depth and breadth of knowledge pertaining to the Party Wall Act utilising the experience of Dennis Venn. Dennis is an ex-London Surveyor with experience in excess of 25 years. This is supported by other Surveyors’ particular interest and specialist knowledge of the Act enabling provision of a comprehensive knowledge local to you.

Four Surveyors within Vickery Holman are members of the Pyramus and Thisbe Club, with Dennis Venn being the Devon and Cornwall Regional Chairman.


Dilapidations can be a complex mix of law and negotiation. Vickery Holman have undertaken instructions for both landlords and tenants with individual claims (and assessments) in excess of £500,000.

Expert Witness

Extensive experience in preparation of detailed expert reports for Solicitors and to the Court. Surveyors within Vickery Holman are very much aware of the ‘Woollf Reforms’ and their duty to the Court. We are experienced in providing evidence as independent experts and joint independent experts.

Boundary Disputes

Advice and production of reports in relation to boundary disputes. Vickery Holman try to undertake instructions and prepare information and reports appropriate to the circumstances, in what can be difficult and often uncertain areas of dispute resolution.

Landlord and Tenant Advice

In conjunction with our Commercial and General Practice colleagues, we provide detailed advice in respect of implications on repairing covenants, advice on liabilities and strategies for minimised future liabilities to tenants. For Landlords advice is available regarding recovery of costs and enforcement of tenant covenants.

Project Monitoring

Provision of inspection services and reports for funding institutions on the progress, cost and implications of schemes being developed by the banks’ customers. Advice has been provided on a range of schemes including housing estate development; multi-occupancy tower block and new build scheme with marina development, these range in values from £500,000 through to £16 million build cost. Instructions are undertaken on behalf of funding institutions.

CDM Regulations

Provision of planning supervisor services both as an integral service to the Minor Works/Repairs Stream and Major Works/New Build Streams as well as bespoke individual instructions where Vickery Holman are not undertaking any of the design or project management work.

Building Litigation Team

Dennis Venn