Maida Vale, London, W9

Services / Projects

Pre-Acquisition Survey


APA were commissioned by a private client to undertake a Pre-Acquisition Survey of a two-bedroom ground floor property in Maida Vale, which formed part of a purpose-built mansion block.

Our Pre-Acquisition Survey report provided full commentary on the condition of the building fabric and also provided an assessment of likely costs that would be incurred to address issues identified, along with assessment of service charges and planned works, to enable the client to fully understand the long-term financial position in regards their potential acquisition of the building.


What led you to this career?
My passion for building started whilst assisting my father on building sites during the school holidays.  I began my professional career as an Architectural Technician predominantly assisting in the conversion of many barns and churches.  This subsequently developed into a professional Building Surveying career within various organisations, leading teams in delivering quality services to clients in varied areas such as the financial, social housing and private high-end residential sectors.
What energises you about working at APA?
Managing my own company allows all sorts of freedoms and opportunities to streamline my expertise and knowledge.   Creating a hardworking but more importantly supportive environment for others to develop and prosper.  I’m able to change and adapt as necessary and this keeps me enthused about the continued development and growth of APA.
What keeps you busy outside of work?
Away from the office, I can often be found either training for, or participating in events such as triathlons and cycling events around Europe, or a leisurely hike in the hills.  I also enjoy a strange gig or ten, art events and a lovely meal in a fine restaurant.