property * surveying * architecture * management

property * surveying * architecture * management

Jottings and scribbles in the property industry

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

CUBED continues to advise the Government! About time to, as we continue to provide Chartered Building Surveying services to the Education Funding agency.

School surveys have been completed in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and South London.

Today we are off to Gloucester and Stroud.

It is esential that schools properly manage their property portfolio to ensure they maximise the value they get from their capital and maintenance budgets.This is particularily acute at the moment when funding is under pressure and is so politically charged.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Baguley Court Manchester

Cubed are appointed to provide professional advice and strategic planning for a complex of apartments in Manchester.

Cubed will carry out stock condition surveys, advise the management company of any pressing issues of defects or repair, and then prepare a planned maintenance strategy for the next 15 years.

Planning ahead for service charge expenditure of large leasehold apartments is essential good property management to avoid financial shocks.

The advice should ensure that the management company can plan future service charges to ensure funds are available for maintenance and repairs as required for the life of the building.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

The prestigious Chadswell Hall have appointed Cubed Property Advisors to provide professional building surveying advice and prepare reinstatement cost valuations of the estate.

Director Jason S Parkin BSc MRICS TechIOSH stated " this is an important and historic estate and Cubed are delighted to be involved in helping to look after and maintain the property".

Cubed have been involved in several key properties in and around the Ribble Valley.
Cubed are appionted to carry out and complete compliance audits at properties in Maidenhead and Wokingham, Berkshire.

The compliance audits will review fire safety, health and safety and general building management matters.

The properties are multi let prestigious town centre office buildings and Cubed will provide essential property management advice to the a leading investment company.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Cubed Property Advisors Limited has finalised and opened its facebook page which will be dedicated to bringing updates on clients projects and will provide an insight into the areas of the property profession where Cubed is helping and advising currently.

This page completes the circle of networking information that is available in and around the Cubed brand and its affliates.

Friday, 25 November 2011


Great business referral meeting this morning at BNI moonrakers in Middleton. Plenty of diverse businesses involved and even more good business and deals done.
Looking forward to next week’s meeting at Lancashire Squash and Racquet club just off junction 19 M60 meet at 6:45am for a bacon sandwich and croissants. If you are interested in coming along please email me

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Contra Proferentum

Dealing with ambiguous lease covenants that require tenants to complete repairs or alterations can be subject to the doctrine of Contra Proferentum.
That is, vague terms will be construed by the courts against the party that made them.
This can be a valuable point of law when dealing with what appear to be unclear terms within a lease and will typically appear where tenants are not property wise and have entered into lease contracts which are dictated by professional property landlords. These situations affect small and medium sized private business who has in advertently taken on obligations at lease commencement that are overly onerous or difficult to remove from their obligations.
Seek professional advice from a Building Surveyor before you agree to a new lease.