Use the following links for further useful information and advice:

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is the pre-eminent organisation of property professionals in the world. Its members offer the very best advice on a diverse range of land, property, construction and related environmental issues.

Building Regulations
Building Regulations apply to most new buildings and many alterations of existing buildings, whether domestic, commercial or industrial.

Any Business looking to extend its premises, build a new premises or convert an existing building to suit its purposes will usually be required to obtain Planning Permission.

Useful advice from the Environment Agency.

Asbestos Advice
The information of particular interest to employers, asbestos contractors and others with duties under the Asbestos Regulations.

Fire Safety
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006 and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law. It applies anyone with responsibility for non-domestic premises.

CDM Regulations 2007
'Must Read' Health and Safety advice for anyone engaging a builder or working within the construction industry.

Maintaining Electrical Equipment
Essential advice for all businesses from H&SE.

Boundary Disputes
A common sense guide to managing boundary disputes.

Party Walls
Building on or near a boundary or a party wall? Check-out the legislation here.

Water Supply Regulations
The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 set requirements for the design, installation and maintenance of plumbing systems and water fittings.

Gas Safety Regulations
The Regulations cover gas systems, gas appliances and flues in certain domestic premises, commercial premises like offices, shops and hotels and holiday homes.

Society of Construction Law
The Society of Construction Law works to promote education, study and research in the field of construction law and related subjects for the public benefit.

Leasing Business Premises
Essential information for businesses considering renting commercial property.