Sinkholes in St Albans – Don’t Get That Sinking Feeling

In November 2018 a ‘sinkhole’ appeared adjacent to a block of flats in a residential area of St Albans. The first reports of the collapse noted a 6 metre wide hole next to an exterior wall of an apartment building at Cedar Court. The location of the ‘sinkhole’ which was close to one of the walls […]


Lease extensions explained

In England, there are an estimated 3 million flats currently owned on a leasehold basis. The main difference between freehold and leasehold properties is that in a leasehold scenario, you buy the right to occupy the property for a set period of time but do not own the building itself. With freehold, you own the […]


Japanese Knotweed – not such a knotty problem?

Ecologists can find no evidence that Japanese knotweed causes significant structural damage to properties. Automatically refusing mortgages on properties where Japanese knotweed is found is out of proportion to the risk posed by this invasive species, new research has found. Ecologists from global infrastructure services firm AECOM and the University of Leeds have carried out […]


Hamblin Sullivan Associates – Party Wall Surveyors

  We would like to share with you some great shots of a successful project we have been recently involved in as Party Wall Surveyors. If you are looking for a Party Wall surveyor, please email Graham Hamblin at You can also call us on 020 7788 7764 Photography credit: Christopher Pendrich  @ Architects: Seán and Stephen @


New Office in Chelsea – Your Local Building Surveyor

We are thrilled to share our exciting new with you! Hamblin Sullivan Associates open new office in Chelsea. So now we can proudly say that we are your local Chelsea building surveyor as well as in Kensington. Unlike other surveying firms we do not travel outside of our local areas. We strongly believe that the […]


Black Friday – 10% Discount on all Surveys!

Black Friday comes early at Hamblin Sullivan Associates! You can now book Building or Homebuyer Survey with us at discounted price. We will apply 10% discount on all Surveys you book until the end of November. Hurry up – we have limited availability but we will still try to fit your request in! We can […]


Hamblin Sullivan Associates are now on Instagram

Just a quick update for all our clients – Hamblin Sullivan Associates are now on Instagram. We cannot wait to post our updates there as well as to share some amazing pictures of London and maybe even some bits of our office life! To follow us, simply scan the code below:    


Construction & Engineering Award – Best Building Surveying Company

We are delighted to announce that we have recently won the BUILD Construction & Engineering award of 2018 – the Best Building Surveying Company. Having being recently accepted within the annual Construction & Engineering Awards Program, the judges deemed Hamblin Sullivan Associates successful in being the ‘best building surveying company in London and Home Counties’.  […]

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