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SPRING 2010

THE CALFORDSEADEN NEWSLETTER

ORCHARD VILLAGE The regeneration of the Mardyke Estate, Havering gets underway . . . ALSO INSIDE . . . MOVING INTO THE 21ST CENTURY The modernisation of Warner Estate, Walthamstow

KHALSA PRIMARY SCHOOL, SOUTHALL The borough’s first voluntary aided Sikh primary school

POWERFUL ASSISTANCE Energy Centres, Energy Service Companies, Contract Energy Management and Multi Utility Service Companies

TOP MARKS FOR NEW SCHOOL The remodelling and extension of Tonbridge Grammar School

DILAPIDATIONS AND THE RECESSION Effects of a flat market on landlords and tenants

CRC ENERGY EFFICIENCY SCHEME What is the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC)? See back cover for details


INTRODUCTION 2010 looks like a year full of challenges, but also a year of very good opportunities for the property and construction industry across both the public and private sectors.

As a Practice, we look forward to continuing our work with local authorities and registered social landlords, helping bring their existing stock up to standard in an environmentally sound manner, and working with those organisations successfully appointed to the Home and Communities Agency’s new Delivery Partner Panel. We are involved in many highly sustainable new build developments, such as St. John’s Church site in Wembley, designed to achieve Level 6 under the Code for Sustainable Homes. In 2010 we see our work in carbon reduction increasing, including working with those organisations that currently fall under the requirements of the Carbon Reduction Commitment. calfordseaden is looking to increase its portfolio of schemes within the PFI and PPP arena, having worked on Oldham PFI, as well as delivering Better Homes Actives Lives, Kent PFI and others. We also continue to work with several Public Private Partnerships delivering many exciting schemes, such as Hale Village, Tottenham and continued work at Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead.

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In August our Birmingham office celebrates its 10th Anniversary. This office has grown from strength to strength, working on many interesting and challenging schemes. For example, in 2009 the team completed surveys of the entire portfolio of school sites managed by Birmingham City Council, one of the UK’s largest education estates. Our portfolio of schemes within the commercial sector is increasing through the wide range of property advice we can offer to owners, occupiers and investors, including development & project monitoring, dilapidations, fit outs, party walls, planned preventative maintenance and rights of light. Read on for a flavour of some of the schemes and initiatives that we are working on. We look forward to working with you throughout 2010 and bringing you further news throughout the year. Michael Whatford Senior Partner, calfordseaden T 01689 888222 E mwhatford@calfordseaden.co.uk

TOP MARKS FOR NEW SCHOOL Procurement and construction of Tonbridge Grammar School Pages 6-7

POWERFUL ASSISTANCE Our experience in obtaining and monitoring ESCos, CEM and MUSCos Pages 2-3

ORCHARD VILLAGE The regeneration of the Mardyke Estate gets underway Pages 8-9

MOVING INTO THE 21 CENTURY ST

Warner Estate refurbishment programme to meet Decent Homes Standards

NAAFI OUT IN FORCE

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An update on our ongoing work for NAAFI


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8 IS THERE A FUTURE FOR CATEGORY A OFFICE FIT-OUTS? An investigation into the feasibility of this work in the current climate Pages 12-13

BIRMINGHAM UPDATE

6 DILAPIDATIONS AND THE RECESSION The changing situation for landlords and tenants Page 16

SUPPORTING SOUTHWARK LANCERS RFC The continued success of this inner London rugby club Page 17

A snapshot of two current Birmingham office schemes Page 14

CRC ENERGY EFFICIENCY SCHEME KHALSA PRIMARY SCHOOL, SOUTHALL Construction of Sikh Primary School

What is the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC)? Back cover

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POWERFUL ASSISTANCE Energy Centres, Energy Service Companies (ESCos), Contract Energy Management (CEM) and Multi Utility Service Companies (MUSCos). Terry Keech explains the significance of assisting our clients to procure the most beneficial energy services in this rapidly evolving market . . .

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calfordseaden has a wide range of experience assisting in obtaining and monitoring the services of ESCo, CEM and MUSCo provisions on a range of developments. This has been in the capacity of general scheme advice, assistance in projects already underway where energy services have not been provided, and for the complete process from Expression of Interest through to final assistance on details for the completion of the agreement for services provision, monitoring the ESCo and Energy centre design, maintenance and billing on behalf of the client. Our experience has been that the earlier the ESCo, CEM or MUSCo process is developed the more productive the programme for the scheme can be.

The early stage involvement can also show up potential weaknesses, or further elements of development of the energy centre provision during the design and construction period. An example of this is our current assistance in the Orchard Village development (see page 8-9), where early involvement has allowed the energy centre plant to be reviewed to help lower residents ongoing energy bills. We have been involved in schemes where the ESCo, CEM or MUSCo have not been called in until an advanced stage in the process. By this time plant and energy centre building size has been fixed. Added to this, Hydraulic Interface Units (HIU’s) have been positioned and sized and metering is still left hanging in the air, thus resulting in a number of design alterations and potential construction delays.

calfordseaden are currently involved in a number of schemes helping Housing Association clients select and procure the required energy services and ensuring, as part of the process, that the ‘Benefits to the Resident’ lead approach is adopted by all the team. In this way we can ensure both that the energy and C02 savings required by the Code for Sustainable Homes and planning are met, along with keeping the focus centred on the long term effects and benefits to the individual residents living on the scheme. Capturing this holistic approach to the issues of energy saving, sustainability and fuel poverty should be centre to all schemes. For more information please contact: Terry Keech at our Orpington office T 01689 888222 E tkeech@calfordseaden.co.uk

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MOVING INTO ST

THE 21 CENTURY

calfordseaden is employed as building surveyor, contract , administrator, CDM co-ordinator, clerk of works and building ownerʼs party wall surveyor on Circle Anglia's Warner Estate refurbishment programme, to meet Decent Homes Standards. Trevor Lee gives us an insight.

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he portfolio at Warner Estate consists of 745 tenanted properties and a freehold of approximately 350 leasehold properties, predominately built between 1890 and 1930. Due to bomb damage following the two World Wars, several two and four storey blocks of flats were constructed in the 1950’s providing additional housing to meet local needs. The remainder of the properties are purpose built two storey houses and flats known as half-houses. The majority of properties have not been modernised and so require extensive works and remodelling to meet today's standards. Approximately 10% of the housing stock had either no bathrooms or half baths built under staircases, kitchens doubling up as a kitchen/bathroom or scullery/WC. Many of the party walls between half houses comprise 25mm thick T&G timber boarding or asbestos panelling, with floors between flats comprising 19mm square edged boarding over overstressed floor joists with a soffit of lathe/plaster. Other problems encountered were poor soundproofing between properties, extensive rising/penetrating damp, timber decay, significant structural movement, and infestation of vermin, watercress beds and Japanese knotweed.


The scope of works, spanning over approximately ten years, includes major internal and external alteration, refurbishment and modernisation and the remodelling and improvement of living areas while maintaining the original Warner hallmark - the green front door.

Prior to calfordseaden’s appointment, 145 of the properties were refurbished between 2000/04 with grant aid through the Housing Corporation. Following discontinuation of grant funding, Circle 33 put into place a Warner Business Plan to ensure the remaining properties are refurbished by 2010/11. To enable this to happen, additional funding via a Private Sector Leasing Scheme agreement with London Borough of Waltham Forest was put into place, which offered tenants a Qualified Assured Leasehold Tenancy, which could result in a Permanent Assured Tenancy at the end of a ten year period. Auctioning the worse condition properties and recouping monies through the Section 20 Leasehold process also assisted with revenue for the project.

The residents, which are predominantly elderly, are fully supported through the difficult process of temporarily moving out for approximately six months to alternative accommodation for the duration of the works to their home. Where residents declined to move out, a reduced scope of works had to be agreed without compromising Scheme Development Standards. In order to ensue the brief and works are not compromised, regular newsletters, open days and coffee mornings are put into place. This also gives the residents an opportunity to air their concerns and to look at properties recently refurbished and view mock-ups of all the fittings and colour schemes available.

The programme is currently in Phase 7 (2009/10) with two local contractors, S&A Gregory Ltd and Ark Build Plc, and overseen by Sharon Blair, Circle Anglia’s project team manager. The continued success of the project has also been attributed by the commitment of the Warner Team and their contractors who strive to exceed the Decent Homes Standard and over the years have become individually personally involved. Positive support from the residents throughout the whole process and the level of support from Social Services, Occupational Therapists, Police, Leaseholders and Local Authority has contributed to a very successful scheme. For further information contact: Trevor Lee at our Orpington office T 01689 888222 E tlee@calfordseaden.co.uk

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TOP MARKS

FOR NEW SCHOOL

The Governors of Tonbridge Grammar School commissioned calfordseaden as employerʼs agent, quantity surveyor and CDM co-ordinator in the procurement and construction of a new teaching block and sports hall, plus remodelling of the existing school. Richard Bellord explains.

calfordseaden held negotiations between Tonbridge Grammar School, Kent County Council and Rydon Construction in 2004, whereby residential development land at the rear of the school was released to Rydon, in exchange for the school’s temporary classrooms to be replaced with new facilities and refurbishment of part of the existing remaining school by the construction company.

This new three-storey classroom block and sports hall provides: 39 classrooms with storage, offices and resource rooms; Disabled toilets on every floor; Lift access throughout the building; A new indoor sports facility in place of the gymnasium, including drama and dance classrooms and changing room; Netball courts and tennis courts; 70 car parking spaces including seven for disabled use. In addition, the existing gymnasium is currently being converted into a dining hall and kitchen, which may also be used as a teaching hall or performance area.

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"The new building is everything we wanted and

hoped for. We are a school that accepts only the best and we始re delighted that the building has been finished and fitted out to a very high standard. The co-operation between all parties involved has made the process so much easier. The whole school, pupils and teachers alike are very excited by the new facilities."

Head Teacher, Rosemary Joyce

Work started on site in November 2007 and was completed on time and within budget. The new building was handed over to the school at the end of October 2009. The refurbishment of the 1905 building is currently ongoing, and should be ready for handover in May 2010.

The project has been extremely well received and is set to become a model for similar schemes. Local residents, prospective parents and pupils have visited and feedback has been outstanding.

For further information contact: Richard Bellord at our Orpington office T 01689 888222 E rbellord@calfordseaden.co.uk

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ORCHARD VILLAGE The regeneration of the Mardyke Estate

calfordseaden have been commissioned by Circle Anglia to undertake various roles on the 拢80m regeneration of the Mardyke Estate in Havering, including employer始s agent, building surveyor, CDM co-ordinator and sustainability advisor. Paul Miller sheds some light on this exciting project.

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The planned development will create in excess of 550 new homes under a phased programme of works, following the demolition of the dilapidated housing currently on the 1.3 hectare site

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he Mardyke Estate was built in the 1960’s to house workers at the local Old Ford Motor Company factory in Dagenham. The factory has laid off workers in recent years and the condition of the estate has at the same time deteriorated. Consequently crime levels in the area rose and it became one of the most disadvantaged estates in Greater London, gaining a notorious reputation.

Ownership of the estate passed to Old Ford Housing Association (part of the Circle Anglia Group) in 2008 when residents voted for a stock transfer from the London Borough of Havering. Keen to enhance the area’s reputation and transform the locality as a whole, Old Ford Housing Association worked closely with the residents in developing proposals. Most recently, this has given residents the opportunity to support the renaming of the estate to Orchard Village. The regeneration programme is currently split into four phases, and is expected to run over a period of seven years. The project will involve the demolition of most of the existing properties and redevelopment to provide modern low-rise mixed tenure blocks of private sale homes, shared ownership and affordable rented properties. Phase One, which began in November 2009, will deliver 121 properties for existing tenants and residents who will be able to move into their new homes from the end 2010. For further information contact: Paul Miller at our Orpington office T 01689 888222 E pmiller@calfordseaden.co.uk

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NAAFI OUT IN FORCE

calfordseaden are currently providing a range of services including building and quantity surveying, mechanical and electrical engineering and architecture, led by our Winchester office and supported by our regional offices. We have undertaken work in the Falklands Islands, Gibraltar, Germany, Northern Ireland, Brunei and Iraq. Keith Russell gives us an overview of our ongoing work.

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FALKLAND ISLANDS

NORTHERN IRELAND

(Renovation/Refurbishment)

(Asset/Facilities Management)

The Winchester architects remain fully engaged with NAAFI’s (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes) programme to renovate and refurbish a number of their overseas leisure outlets. The interior for the Gull and Penguin bar, restaurant and coffee facility has recently been completed in the Falkland Islands and is being well used by the serving forces. This commission involved calfordseaden surveying the existing property and providing interior design and M&E services to contract stage. The fit out was completed by a UK based contractor in a ‘one hit’ process, whereby all materials, fixtures, fittings, and tools where shipped to the Islands in containers with no option for adding anything forgotten. The contract period was six weeks, during which time bar facilities were severely limited for the resident soldiers. No wonder they are pleased it’s back online!

calfordseaden were appointed to undertake condition surveys at numerous military barracks around Northern Ireland to provide full-planned maintenance schedules for all NAAFI properties. The surveys undertaken included convenience stores, bowling alleys, accommodation, pubs and clubs all being used by the resident troops. The properties ranged in age, construction methods and condition. Our Winchester surveyors produced a comprehensive planned maintenance and life cycle costing schedules. We provided sensible and cost effective advice for remedial measures to ensure the longevity of these buildings. We also provided an asset schedule, detailing all furniture within the properties and its condition, which enabled NAAFI to provide to the Ministry of Defence for their own internal asset registers.


The NAAFI (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes) is a 'Not for Profit' organisation created in 1921. Its sole purpose is to support the British Armed Forces and their families, especially where they are deployed on the front line or posted overseas. It aims to provide convenience and a taste of home; supplying a wide range of services including catering, retail, leisure and facilities management.

BRUNEI (Asset/Facilities Management) In the Sultinate of Brunei we have an ongoing interior design project where an eastern flavour has been provided for the main bar frequented by the local division of Gurkhas. A scheme has also been designed which converts an existing games area to an Oriental restaurant, providing an outlet for the resident Chinese chef. A choice of contractor is about to be made, with prices obtained from both Brunei firms and European based specialists. The project is due on site early Spring 2010.

IRAQ (Space Utilisation) This project comprised an assessment of various facilities including offices, shops, food kiosks and warehousing across seven locations in Basrah. Working under time constraints and other pressures including daily mortar and rocket attack. The brief required condition and maintenance audits and evolved to include reprogramming of space use, negotiating use of different sites with the MOD, prioritising works programmes and setting up a contractor programme for delivery. Added value included almost cost and maintenance free designs for convection ventilation of buildings.

For further information contact: Keith Russell at our Winchester office T 01962 718300 E krussell@calfordseaden.co.uk Brunei scheme

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IS THERE A FUTURE FOR

CATEGORY A

Office fit-outs? As dilapidations specialists advising both landlords and tenants, and as project managers and architects overseeing the fitting out and re-organisation of work spaces, we are frequently involved in the debate as to the acceptability for retention of developersʼ works. Terry Bartholomew explains.

Although there is no standard definition, the industry has traditionally referred to Category A standard fit-outs as being the basic specification that a landlord or developer will offer to potential tenants to indicate how an office can/will look. Typically this will include: Raised floors; Suspended ceilings; General lighting; Extension of the mechanical and electrical services above the ceiling from the riser across the lettable space; Finishes to walls; Window blinds. It is also common for the landlord/ developer to make a contribution to the tenant for the floor finishes and floor boxes/ grommets, which are provided as part of the tenant’s Category B fit-out.

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Typical levels of contribution that tenants can expect are: Carpet tiles £23 - 28m2; Floor boxes (based on 1 per 20m2) £70-80/unit. At fit-out stage, contractors generally tender for a Category B fit-out to cater for an incoming tenant’s specific requirements, i.e. cellularisation via partitioning, data and power installations, communications rooms, staff/welfare facilities and fully controllable air conditioning by zones, etc. In these recessionary times, the practicality of landlords and developers undertaking large scale Category A fit-outs has been brought into question and the problem has been further debated due to the adverse environmental impact of waste.

With bespoke tenant requirements being the norm for many work spaces, a large degree of Category A finishes that are installed at letting will be wasted/scraped. Even if the tenant is ultimately happy with ceiling and carpet finishes, the need to provide extensive data cabling and air conditioning installations, etc., means that ceilings have to be disturbed/taken down and replaced and carpet tiles have to be lifted to access floor voids. The costs of such works are therefore entertained twice; firstly by the landlord at Category A fit-out stage and secondly by the tenant at Category B stage; therefore it is easy to see there is considerable waste occurring in the industry. Although no published data exists, evidence suggests that this could be anywhere between £100.00 to £120.00 per m2 for a typical City office Category B fit-out. In recent years, the rapid development of high quality renderings and walkthroughs via computer aided design and graphics packages, means that it is possible for an interested party to see a virtual representation of potential space before it is completed. With this in mind, perhaps landlords and developers should be focusing more time and investment in ensuring that such images and representations are on hand to illustrate what can be achieved at Category B stage. The British Council of Offices (BCO) has spent some considerable time over the past couple of years working on an update to the BCO Specification, a publication recognised within the industry giving guidance on how offices should be designed and built. Within this redraft, greater emphasis will be given to the importance of looking at the marketing of space at shell and core stage.

Smaller occupiers and one off tenants, without in-house property expertise, will find it more difficult to develop Category A space from shell and core and therefore, may always favour a property with a degree of Category A fit-out already provided. Larger multi site companies with a corporate image may benefit from the lower costs of taking on shell and core space and fitting out to their own bespoke requirements. Therefore, there needs to be a degree of choice in the market. Avoiding waste from Category A strip out as part of Category B fit-out, is a subject that needs to be taken on board by the industry now, both in terms of sustainability issues, simple economics and dealing with the ever more regulated disposal of waste materials. Where BREEAM ratings for fitouts are desirable, tenants need to consider the fact that stripping out Category A materials will make meeting the minimum waste targets very difficult. Therefore, it is essential to make the best use of what is there and only remove Category A fit-out work if absolutely necessary. To summarise, in the long term, there could well be a shift away from general development to Category A stage and more emphasis on marketing shell and core with landlords and developers making greater tenant fit-out contributions available. This contribution will need to more fully reflect the expected Category A fit out costs against the savings through minimising waste at Category B stage. For more advice please contact: Terry Bartholomew at our Orpington office T 01689 888222 E tbartholomew@calfordseaden.co.uk

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10 th Birmingham Office Anniversary

BIRMINGHAM UPDATE

calfordseaden are presently acting as Architects on the following schemes, and as Civil Engineer on Glebe Road, both up to planning application stage. GLEBE ROAD, STRATFORD UPON AVON

GLEBE ROAD, STRATFORD UPON AVON Part of Orbit Housing Group’s stock within the Stratford area, include a number of post war ‘Unity Houses’ built in 1947. Structural surveys and cost exercises established that due to corrosion within the precast concrete frames of the houses, refurbishment of the properties was no longer financially viable. The existing wide frontage semis enjoyed large rear gardens and generous space provision within the properties. With a view to the existing residents returning to the redeveloped site on completion, Orbit and the design team worked with residents to accommodate their requirements for internal house arrangements, that matched or exceeded where practical their existing homes, together with garden areas. Various options have been created by reviewing residents’ wish lists against the commercial requirements of the client, and to reflect current planning directives in terms of land use and development densities. The £6.85m redevelopment of the site will see the demolition of 38 unity houses set within the existing residential estate, being replaced with 57 new homes, comprising two, three and four bedroom accommodation, which includes bungalows with carports and creates a much wider choice of accommodation within the area to meet the needs of both returning and new residents. The chosen proposal mixes the desires of the residents, and ensures all 57 new dwellings are designed to Lifetime Homes Standards and Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. The proposals were submitted for planning approval early in 2010 with an anticipated start on site in November 2010.

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CHARLESWAY, LONGBOROUGH, COTSWOLDS calfordseaden, as one of the architects on the Bromford Housing Group Framework, were appointed to develop part of a redundant orchard site on the edge of Longborough Village in the Cotswolds. This rural development consists of nine, two and three bedroom, two storey general needs social housing set in a cluster arrangement to resemble the proportions of farm buildings, local to the area on the outskirts of the Cotswold Village. The development represents an investment in the area of some £1.25m and has been submitted for planning approval following extensive consultation with the planners to ensure the Cotswold vernacular, materials and design criteria is maintained. The dwellings are designed to Lifetime Homes and Level 4 under the Code for Sustainable Homes Standards with PV solar panels contributing to the energy needs of the occupants. For further information contact:

Stephen Monk at our Birmingham office T 0121 454 1688 E smonk@calfordseaden.co.uk


KHALSA PRIMARY SCHOOL, SOUTHALL calfordseaden are acting as client representative and contract administrator on behalf of the Trustees and Executive Committee of Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha (SGSS). We are also acting as the architect on the refurbishment of Norwood Hall situated on the site of the new school, and as monitoring surveyor to the funders. SGSS, one of the leading Sikh institutions outside of India, has been given the responsibility of constructing Khalsa Primary School in Southall, London - the borough’s first voluntary aided Sikh Primary School. calfordseaden prepared a design and obtained planning permission for the new school, then tendered the project using a traditional form of contract. However the priced tenders returned considerably exceeded the client’s budget. calfordseaden were approach to advise on the project and look at ways of procuring the school within the budget. A detailed review of the building specifications and contract arrangements was undertaken, revealing that considerable savings could be made by value engineering the specification and switching to a ‘design and build’ contract.

In addition to the cost and contract issues, we worked closely with the community leaders to review certain aspects of the design. The aim was to ensure the building was tailored to the needs of the Sikh community. Norwood Hall, a Grade II listed building, is being refurbished to provide opportunities for community activities. These works include both essential repairs to maintain the historic fabric of the house, and the alterations needed. The project is currently on site and is due to receive pupils in September 2010, offering a twoform Primary school with nursery for 3-11 year olds, including 420 fulltime primary places and 50 full-time nursery places, with 20 per cent of total places being reserved for children of other faiths.

For further information contact: Teja Biring at our London office T 020 7940 3200 E tbiring@calfordseaden.co.uk

The vision of the school, laid out by the Trustees and Executive Committee, includes providing pupils with an unrivalled National Curriculum education within the Sikh faith and culture, to build a strong community based on Sikh ethos.

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DILAPIDATIONS AND

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Over the past 24 months we have seen a marked increase in activity within the dilapidations sphere, as initially landlords sought to get tough with tenants but where more latterly, tenants have recognised their relative strength in a flat market and have applied pressure on the landlord through options to determine and renegotiation of rent free periods, etc. Terry Bartholomew explains how an update to the Civil Procedure Rules seeks to prevent a resultant upsurge in litigation. The increase in activity comes as no surprise. Traditionally, when the commercial property market is buoyant, tenants are afforded a degree of protection due to the natural state of the market. For example, a willing supply of new tenants able to take on premises at the end of the Lease, and market competition; therefore there are various arguments at the tenants' disposal to counter against any damages claimed by landlords. Conversely if tenants leave their demise in disrepair they may be subject to a loss of rent claim if the landlord can demonstrate that there is a new tenant waiting to take occupation. The situation in a flat market is somewhat reversed with landlords potentially having to: Accept long void periods between tenancies, even with properties put into good order and repair; Suffer downward pressure on rents; and Offer high incentives on deals to attract tenants which has a resultant effect on investment yields. Against this background however, it must always be remembered that dilapidations claims are claims for damages and the burden remains with landlords to establish/prove their losses (damages) in order for a claim to be successfully pursued.

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We must accept that as long as the market remains as slow and static as it is at present, landlords will be making more claims for damages and tenants will be looking at more ways of extracting beneficial savings from landlords by looking at the terms of the Lease and in particular, break clauses. Almost as if anticipating a potential surge in litigation, over the past 18 months, the Ministry of Justice consultation on pre-action protocols has developed an update to the Civil Procedure Rules. This introduces a new Practice Direction on Pre-Action Conduct (PDPAC), which seeks to further reduce the prospect of litigation in dilapidations claims, by directing both parties to provide full disclosure of information at the earliest opportunity including, importantly for surveyors, disclosure on any fee agreement that it is conditional, that is to say subject to the outcome of the damages claim. For more information please contact: Terry Bartholomew at our Orpington office T 01689 888222 E tbartholomew@calfordseaden.co.uk


SUPPORTING SOUTHWARK LANCERS RFC calfordseaden are providing assistance to the Men's first 15 team and hope that this will nurture the development of the Tigers (at junior level) and develop the Club as a true community based sports facility. Wooden Spoon, a charity dedicated to helping underprivileged children, funded the original kit and equipment, with the Rugby Football Union and the Council providing coaching and facilities. The Southwark Tigers was born as the first Inner City children's rugby club, providing valuable activity to young people in a deprived area that tops the national league table for childhood obesity and teenage pregnancy. The Tigers are based in Burgess Park, North Peckham and the majority of players live on the surrounding Aylesbury Estate (one of the largest in Europe) which remains a neighbourhood that is regrettably notorious for gang culture and knife crime. The Club now run six junior teams of teams for boys and girls and works hard to engage parents and volunteers, as historically, there has been little involvement in children's sport activities. Over the past eight years they have made numerous television appearances and featured in many national newspapers and magazines. In 2008, Southwark Tigers expanded into a full adult team with the creation of Southwark Lancers RFC to push forward and head the Southwark Tigers.

calfordseaden have a long and established presence working in the London Borough of Southwark. We have recently further strengthened these ties by agreeing to sponsor Southwark Lancers Rugby Football Club (RFC), as part of our commitment to community involvement in the Southwark area.

The men’s team has gone from strength to strength and from inception now have three teams running. The first 15 team are currently unbeaten and are pushing for entry into the National Leagues. If you wish to find out more about the Southwark Lancers visit:

www.southwark-lancers.co.uk

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Spring 2010

calfordseaden St John’s House 1a Knoll Rise Orpington Kent BR6 0JX T 01689 888222 F 01689 888299

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CRC ENERGY EFFICIENCY SCHEME What is the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC)? The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (formerly known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment) is the UK's mandatory climate change and energy saving scheme, due to start in April 2010. It is central to the UK’s strategy for improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, as set out in the Climate Change Act 2008. It has been designed to raise awareness in large organisations, especially at senior level, and encourage changes in behaviour and infrastructure. The schemes amended title serves to better reflect the CRC’s focus on increasing energy efficiency. For more information please visit:

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