Resuming operations following COVID-19 lockdown

MCP - Covid-19 response

MCP has resumed operations and we would like to reassure our clients that we are abiding with government advice on safe working procedures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to keep abreast of the RICS’s advice and are therefore asking all the main contractors we work with to familiarise themselves with them, such as: • provide a register … Read More

COVID-19 safe working

COVID-19 safe working

The Covid-19 pandemic is having an impact on the building surveying profession, especially where the work involves contact with clients and customers, in their offices or through visits to a property. During this challenging period, MCP remains open for business and you can rest assured that we are undertaking safe working practices. MCP’s Covid-19 contingency and business continuity plans are … Read More

Thames riverbank refurbishment

Riverbank Refurbishment - MCP - Commercial Building Consultants

One of the latest MCP projects involved the unique nature of undertaking the removal of vegetation from the riverbank wall along the Thames in order to assess the condition of the structure. Anyone contemplating works in any watercourse must consider the impact that such works may have, either directly or indirectly, to any other river users. Due to the complex logistics … Read More

What is a licence to alter?

Residential Refurbishment - MCP - Commercial Building Consultants

If you live in a flat, whether it is purpose built or part of a converted house, and want to refurbish or make any changes it is likely that you will need to obtain a licence to alter. Depending on the conditions within your lease, it is likely you will require the landlord’s permission to carry out the proposed works, even if you own … Read More