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How much do External Consultants Cost? Creating a Realistic Budget (2020)
“How much should I pay for External Consultants?”
Your contractor gives you a quote… your architect gives you a quote… and you hope that this is all you will need to put aside for your project.
Unfortunately this is not the case. There are external consultants, surveyors and organisations that you may need to instruct depending on the individual project. Your Structural Engineer, your Party Wall Surveyor, your measured survey and your planning permission are all going to be extra costs.
We’ve outlined a guide on what you can expect to pay for the potential consultants, surveyors and organisations you may require.
Party Wall Surveyor
Drainage CCTV survey
This will give us the location and direction of drainage, manhole invert (depth) and cover levels, and detail whether there is any damage to the pipes.
Thames Water Build-over Agreements
Most residential applications will be for pipes up to 160mm diameter. There will be additional work for us to generate the design documents and manage the application on your behalf.
Full Measurement/Topographical Survey
This will include:
Window Locations and Measurements
Roof Ridge Height
And everything else we would need to work from.
Rates increased by 20% on 17th Jan 2018.
Householder Planning Application Fee:
Certificate of Lawful Development:
A full Planning Fee Schedule can be downloaded from the Planning Portal via the link