Established in 2003 by Richard Monk BSc MRICS, Richard Monk Associates is a firm of Chartered Building Surveyors who aim to provide a friendly and professional service to cater for all your surveying needs.

As well as a wide range of surveying services, we also provide a full Project Management Service for new build, extensions/conversions and major renovation and conversion projects.

We hope that you find this site useful and ask that you please e-mail or telephone us with any questions you may have.

Contact Richard Monk Associates Ltd

Chartered Surveyors

Hill House Farm,
Gulpher Road,
IP11 9RB

01394 283432

Fax: 01394 282617

Our Location


Dilapidations forms a specialist area of Building Surveying work and we act on behalf of both Landlords and Tenants advising upon dilapidations liabilities.

When preparing or dealing with a claim it is always our aim to reach an amicable settlement but where this is not possible we provide expert advice as part of legal proceedings including attendance at court where necessary.

We are able to advise clients on general or specific issues relating to dilapidations Services:

  • Assessment of Liabilities for Landlords and Tenants
  • Advice on Strategy
  • Preparation of Claims
  • Defence of Claims
  • Expert Witness
  • Advice prior to entering into a Lease
  • Schedules of Condition

Project Work

Richard Monk Associates provide professional services in relation to the alteration, extension and refurbishment of a wide range of property types.

Most recent project examples:

  • New swimming pool with enclosures
  • Conversion of former Office Building into 3 residential units
  • Formation of Mansard extension to create new flats on top of existing building
  • Conversion of Grade II Listed office building for residential use
  • Total repair of property following extensive flood damage
  • Roof repairs following extensive storm damage
  • Construction of two high quality new build residential houses
  • Construction of 150 new build flats
  • Structural repairs of property following subsidence
  • Renovation of shop units

We manage projects from inception to completion ensuring a cost effective, high quality finish, to provide an exemplary service to our clients.

Project Work

Services include:

  • Feasibility reports
  • Design and specification
  • Project Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Conservation
  • Cost control
  • Procurement Advice
  • Planning and Building Regulations approvals
  • Employers Agent

Professional Services

Richard Monk Associates can provide a range of professional services to our clients covering various legal and technical aspects relating to the ownership and occupation of property.

We are experienced in all areas of professional services and will provide concise and independent advice.

Services Include:

Party Walls

Acting as Party Wall Surveyors providing advice on procedure, service of notices, preparation of schedules of condition and agreeing awards on behalf of building owners and adjoining owners as prescribed by the Party Wall etc Act 1996.

Reinstatement Cost Assessments

Assessment of the rebuilding cost for a property for insurance purposes.

Boundary Disputes

Impartial advice to assist in resolution of boundary disputes.

Project Management

Acting as project managers on a variety of projects, both in conjunction with our design services and as a standalone service.

Building Pathology

Detailed inspection and analysis of a specific element or defect.


We are able to undertake surveys and provide reports for a wide variety of purposes and clients.

Building Surveys

This is the most detailed of our reports and includes an in depth survey of the property. This type of survey is particularly suitable for older properties, those of non-standard or more complicated construction such as historic, timber framed, and period properties, and those which are altered or extended.

Homebuyer Reports

We find this the most popular report and provide you with a concise overview of the condition of the property. The survey will identify the serious defects and major items of cost. It will also provide a reinstatement cost and open market valuation. This type of report is ideally suited for post 1930 houses which have not been extensively altered or extended.

Building Defect Analysis

We will inspect the property and provide you detailed analysis of the problem and recommended action of repair.

Condition Surveys

Assessment of condition and repair liabilities based upon specific reporting formats and timescales including attachment to a lease.

Pre-Acquisition Surveys

A detailed survey and report highlighting structural condition and ongoing repair liabilities on behalf of purchasers.

Building Specification and Repairs

This service includes an initial survey, preparation of specification for repairs, placing contracts, overseeing works in progress and agreeing final accounts with contractors.

Repairs and Maintenance

Richard Monk Associates provide professional services in relation to the repair and maintenance of buildings for property owners and occupiers.

Repairs and Maintenance

Services extend from initial survey, preparation of reports and development of a brief through design and contract administration to completion of works. The works may be carried out as part of an overall refurbishment programme to a building or alternatively as a single element repair.

Typical Works:

  • Replacement of Roof Coverings
  • Window Replacement
  • External Redecoration and Repairs
  • Drainage Works
  • Masonry Repair
  • Storm damage repairs
  • Flood, Fire, Storm damage repairs