Simon Johns

Senior Associate


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T: +44 (0)121 606 4800

Simon is an Senior Associate Building Surveyor in our Building Consultancy team based in our Birmingham office. Simon specialises in a variety of commercial and industrial surveying services incorporating technical due diligence, contract administration party wall and landlord and tenant advice for a broad range of Gerald Eve’s client base throughout the UK, including local authorities, housing associations and private sector developers and occupiers including Whitbread, Travis Perkins, Ericsson UK, Chivas Regal, Brakes, WH Smith, Kaplan and Michelin UK.

Specific Experience

Dilapidations – Acting and advising on behalf of both landlords and tenants based nationwide by way of preparing and defending terminal and interim schedules of dilapidations for clients such as WH Smiths, Arthur J. Gallagher, Hertz, Gondola Group and Laing O’Rourke.

Contract Administration/Project Management – Providing pre-contract design advice and post-contract administrative and management services for the reinstatement and refurbishment for various property types from inception through to completion, including advice on procurement methods, statutory approvals and contractual matters. Project values ranging from £50,000 to £2million.

The Royal Albert Hall – A three week long inspection together with a team of building surveyors, inspecting the Grade I listed Royal Albert Hall as part of providing a planned preventative maintenance schedule for the property & facilities team budgetary purposes.

Travis Perkins – Preparing terminal claims and defending and negotiating terminal dilapidation claims on behalf of Travis Perkins across their industrial and commercial nationwide portfolio;

Party Wall & Neighbourly Matters – Acting as the named party wall surveyor, serving Party Wall notices in accordance with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, including line of junction, party structure and adjacent excavation notices. Liaising with the project design team, recording and agreeing schedules of condition and negotiating Party Wall Awards.

Soho Estates – Acting on behalf of Soho Estates for a wide variety of external refurbishments, repair notifiable works and Party Wall matters within their central London portfolio comprising of many listed and conservation area assets.