Charles Garth Services

As a chartered surveyor based in York we help investors, developers and agents to get the most from their property assets and investments throughout the UK.
Please find an overview of our services below…

Chartered Surveyor

We complete building surveys on a wide range of property projects within various sectors. Our team operates to provide an efficient service and can cover all aspects of your property with a detailed report. With our expertise in surveys we are able to assess the condition and integrity of the building to ensure that the building is safe and that any work carried out is of a high standard to maximise your company’s assets.  Our core building surveying services include:

  • Building & Technical Due Diligence Surveys
  • Investment/Acquisitions Surveys
  • Building Defects Investigations
  • Dilapidations
  • Statutory Approvals
  • Condition Surveys/Reports
  • Planned Preventative Maintenance Plans (PPMP)
  • Party Wall Matters
  • License to Alterations
  • Reinstatement Cost Assessments
  • Independent Landlord and Tenant Advice

We can offer independent advice and will always support this with a flexible and proactive approach. We understand the importance of regular two-way communication to establish and maintain a clear sense of what’s required.  Please contact us on 01904 731 559 to discuss your requirements, or email:

Property Consultant

Charles Garth can assist you by using our property consultancy expertise and knowledge of the property lifecycle. This knowledge can then be translated into bespoke programmes to ensure that your project is delivered on time and within budget.  Some of our consultancy services include:

  • Energy Performance Certificates
  • Mechanical & Electrical Surveys
  • Cost Consultancy
  • Quantity Surveying

Our proactive approach ensures the best value for our clients, whether we are high-level strategic cost advice or project cost management through the lifecycle.  This has led to an enviable track record of clients, consultants and developers in both the private and public sector.

Project Management Services

We understand the importance that a building plays in the success of your business and we also appreciate how important it is to deliver our clients projects on time and to budget.

Our experience in project management means that we are experts at identifying and addressing potential problems. Our Project Manager’s focus is upon ensuring the scheme we personally create for you tackles your requirements. We provide you with the information and advice that is essential in order for you to reach your projects aims and objectives.

Charles Garth provides initial technical advice on areas such as building contracts, Lease Arrangements and procurement arrangements.

As part of our Project Monitoring Service we can carry out design compliance checks, procedure and construction reviews and act as Independent Consultant on a range of services from cost analysis through to staged reports for funds, banks and investors.

Dilapidations / Dilapidation Liability Assessments

Our dilapidations team work on behalf of both Tenants and Landlords including large retailers, investors, major financial institutions and private property companies.

At Charles Garth we understand that a dilapidations claim is not always straight forward, our highly qualified and experienced team can offer you support to achieve the very best settlement. We recognise that each dilapidations claim is unique and for this reason we offer a bespoke solution to each individual client in order to secure the best results every time. We can assist at all stages of the process, from preparing dilapidations schedules and dealing with repairing covenant issues to helping with discussions and negotiations to give you the best chance of success.

We have a fantastic track record of success when representing our landlord and clients. We pride ourselves on the consistent high quality service that we deliver.

Reinstatement Cost Assessments

Charles Garth has an expert team who provide clients with exact building costs for insurance purposes. They are our calculations of the cost of rebuilding your building in the event of damage. An accurate costs assessment is crucial to ensure that your building is insured for the correct amount of money.

Our experienced and knowledgeable team of Building Surveyors are able to provide you with a reinstatement cost assessment, as well as providing professional advice on what should be covered by insurers. Charles Garth advises that regular reinstatement valuations are obtained to ensure that your building asset is always correctly covered.

CDM Regulations/Principle Designer

Managing safety on any project is an important but time consuming job, so remove the burden and leave the CDM to us.

The changes to the Construction Design and Management Regulations in 2015 has put further onus on the earlier stages of a project; focusing on risk mitigation and the management of health and safety at design stage rather than solely focusing on the construction phase. At Charles Garth our role as Principle Designer combines a consistent structured approach to this professional proactive service, from a basis of sound construction knowledge and CDM experience allowing us to advise and assist our clients to achieve compliance with their statutory duties under CDM 2015, for both notifiable and non-notifiable projects.


Please call for an informal chat about your property project to see how we can support you.

Email: Tel: 0345 340 3919