Building Surveyor – Legal Disrepair

Job Details

London borough of islington are looking for an building surveyor to Carry out site inspections and investigations, as necessary to produce detailed specifications of works using the national schedule of rates and composite values. Prepare estimates, feasibility studies, plans, sketches and drawings as may be necessary.


  1. As and when required provide technical support/advice to colleagues and give evidence in court as an expert witness.
  2. Work independently and manage a variable caseload.
  3. Be proficient in the correct diagnosis of building failures and to this end be competent in the use of devices, aids and instruments for the purpose of making assessments and diagnoses.
  4. Undertake quality assurance checks as and when required on repairs ordered and paid for by the Legal Repairs team.
  5. Take responsibility for party wall awards as required, including undertaking the necessary surveys and completing the necessary documentation.
  6. Possess a working knowledge of the relevant building contracts and related documentation. Take responsibility for ensuring that the existing contracts are administered in a professional manner and that the contractor complies with appropriate regulations and contract conditions.
  7. Have a good working knowledge of relevant legislation, codes of practice, legal documentation and court procedures.
  8. As and when required, act in the capacity of an expert witness in the preparation of reports and scott schedules, the giving of evidence in court, and the providing of advice. Attend all necessary meetings in association with this role.
  9. Provide prompt, courteous and helpful response when dealing with queries from, or initiating contact with service users, their representatives, outside agencies and residents of the Borough.
  10. Establish and maintain good lines of communication with colleagues in within Islington Council.

Payrate:£41.76 umbrella