We mitigate business risk in property and construction







We mitigate business risk in property and construction







We mitigate business risk in property and construction






We mitigate business risk in property and construction




Terence Anderson is a firm of Chartered Building Surveyors and Construction Management Consultants. We are based in Manchester, although we undertake building survey reports throughout the United Kingdom.

We are a team of professional building survey specialists that undertakes detailed building surveys of houses and flats. Our commercial building surveyors also inspect and undertake building surveys of schools, healthcare, commercial office and industrial buildings.

We provide supporting expert witness reports to assist solicitors in relation to Schedules of Dilapidations, Schedules of Condition and S.11 social housing expert witness defect analysis.

We also provide supporting expert witness and reporting in relation to disaster management and building insurance claims.

We are completely customer focused and we always maintain close liaison with our clients on all of their projects and our client base has been developed by repeat business together with referrals from previously satisfied clients.

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We provide professional and cost effective advisory services in all aspects of building surveying and construction management.


If you are either buying a house or flat, commercial building or industrial building then its common sense to a have a building survey inspection undertaken by a chartered building surveyor. You should also have a building survey done if you are taking a lease on a building on a “Full Repairs” FRI lease basis too. For more information contact us.

The typical defects we find in properties we do building surveys in the UK are as follows:


  • Nail fatigue and fixing failures to pitched roofs, resulting in expensive re roofing;
  • Structural failure of roof timbers, resulting in costly structural repairs;
  • Cavity wall insulation failure, resulting in expensive and disruptive repairs;
  • Penetrating dampness and flooding in basement walls, resulting in costly tanking works;
  • Delaminating brickwork and concrete and other structural failures;
  • Penetrating dampness in walls, resulting in costly remedial works.
  • Geotechnical issues with houses being built on poor ground conditions resulting in foundation failure and expensive underpinning required.


  • Plasticizer migration and failure of single ply roofing membranes, resulting in costly re roofing works;
  • Leaks to concealed storm water roof drainage resulting in expensive repairs to internal building fabric;
  • Defective “fire stopping” and “fire cavity barriers” within voids impacting occupational health and safety;
  • Failure of gaskets to curtain walling;
  • Nickel sulphide inclusions in toughened glass;
  • Site environmental contamination;
  • Structural failure of steel and concrete beams.


  • “Cut edged” corrosion to metal profiled roof sheets;
  • Failed, discoloured warehouse roof lights;
  • Failed siphonic rainwater roof drainage;
  • Failed or missing “man safe” roof access systems;
  • Missing expansion joints to masonry panels;
  • In adequate fire safety glazing between compartment walls;
  • Defects to structural floors;
  • Inadequate building services capabilities;
  • Environmental contamination.

You need a schedule of condition at the start of any lease or before a building project starts. You need one because a schedule of condition records the factual condition of a property before any legal agreement is entered into. In other words it brings certainty to a transaction. For more information contact us.


We provide objective advice in relation to lease advisory dilapidations matters for landlords. We also provide a complete turnkey approach to help tenants meet and satisfy repairing obligations on retail, commercial and industrial property matters. For more information contact us.


We provide complete turnkey project solutions as we act as Construction Manager and Project Manager on a variety of projects.

Our experience as accomplished project managers enables us to bring the desired professionalism and accountability customers require to projects to effectively mitigate risk and ensure successful project delivery. For more information contact us.


We provide advisory services to householders undertaking extensions and alterations to residential properties and to developers and property managers undertaking works on retail and commercial schemes. For more information contact us.


We are qualified chartered building surveyors that can provided independent factual and impartial professional reports in relation to the following matters that may arise into a legal dispute:

  • Social landlord S.11 Landlord & Tenant Act defect reports;
  • Party Wall etc Act 1996;
  • Lease expiry dilapidations.

For more information contact us.


We appointed the Terence Anderson team predominantly in the negotiation of lease disputes and re-call that many of the appointments involved dealing with difficult parties and circumstances. On all occasions, the team at Terence Anderson represented ourselves exceptionally well as Owner and successfully negotiated commercial outcomes whilst maintaining a high standard of professional ethics. We have always found Terence Anderson to act with a high degree of integrity and a professional and diligent manner. We would be happy to recommend Terence Anderson as a consultant to organisations seeking commercial property related advice.

"Leading Property Landlord"

We have engaged the team at Terence Anderson on a number of occasions. They assisted our organisation with the property strategy for our residential college estates and the disposal of assets in East Anglia.It is important to our organisation that consultants we employ demonstrate a “value added” approach which enables us to ensure best use of the charity’s assets. The team at Terence Anderson achieved this in each of the assignments they undertook on our behalf. On each occasion we have appointed Terence Anderson they have acted with high levels of integrity, enthusiasm and in a thoroughly professional manner. The team at Terence Anderson would be an asset to any organisation seeking to maximise value through property related activity.

"Leading Registered Charity"


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If the basis changes then if required by law we shall notify you of the change and of any new basis under which we have determined that we can continue to process your information.

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When you create an account on our website, buy a product or service from us, or otherwise agree to our terms and conditions, a contract is formed between you and us.

In order to carry out our obligations under that contract we must process the information you give us. Some of this information may be personal information.

We may use it in order to:

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Additionally, we may aggregate this information in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor our performance with respect to a particular service we provide. If we use it for this purpose, you as an individual will not be personally identifiable.

We shall continue to process this information until the contract between us ends or is terminated by either party under the terms of the contract.

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Through certain actions when otherwise there is no contractual relationship between us, such as when you browse our website or ask us to provide you more information about our business, including [job opportunities and] our products and services, you provide your consent to us to process information that may be personal information.

Wherever possible, we aim to obtain your explicit consent to process this information, for example, by asking you to agree to our use of cookies.

Sometimes you might give your consent implicitly, such as when you send us a message by e-mail to which you would reasonably expect us to reply.

Except where you have consented to our use of your information for a specific purpose, we do not use your information in any way that would identify you personally. We may aggregate it in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor the performance of a particular page on our website.

If you have given us explicit permission to do so, we may from time to time pass your name and contact information to selected associates whom we consider may provide services or products you would find useful.

We continue to process your information on this basis until you withdraw your consent or it can be reasonably assumed that your consent no longer exists.

You may withdraw your consent at any time by instructing us as such. However, if you do so, you may not be able to use our website or our services further.

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We may process information on the basis there is a legitimate interest, either to you or to us, of doing so.

Where we process your information on this basis, we do after having given careful consideration to:

• whether the same objective could be achieved through other means
• whether processing (or not processing) might cause you harm
• whether you would expect us to process your data, and whether you would, in the round, consider it reasonable to do so
For example, we may process your data on this basis for the purposes of:

• record-keeping for the proper and necessary administration of our [organisational or business] • responding to unsolicited communication from you to which we believe you would expect a response
• protecting and asserting the legal rights of any party
• insuring against or obtaining professional advice that is required to manage [organisational or business] risk
• protecting your interests where we believe we have a duty to do so
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We are subject to the law like everyone else. Sometimes, we must process your information in order to comply with a statutory obligation.

For example, we may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order.

This may include your personal information.

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Some areas of our website may allow you to post information with a view to that information being read, copied, downloaded, or used by other people.

Examples include:

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In posting personal information, it is up to you to satisfy yourself about the privacy level of every person who might use it.

We do not specifically use this information except to allow it to be displayed or shared.

We do store it, and we reserve a right to use it in the future in any way we decide.

Once your information enters the public domain, we have no control over what any individual third party may do with it. We accept no responsibility for their actions at any time.

Provided your request is reasonable and there is no legal basis for us to retain it, then at our discretion we may agree to your request to delete personal information that you have posted. You can make a request by contacting us.

6. Complaints regarding content on our website
We attempt to moderate user generated content, but we are not always able to do so as soon as that content is published.

If you complain about any of the content on our website, we shall investigate your complaint.

If we feel it is justified or if we believe the law requires us to do so, we shall remove the content while we investigate.

Free speech is a fundamental right, so we have to make a judgment as to whose right will be obstructed: yours, or that of the person who posted the content that offends you.

If we think your complaint is vexatious or without any basis, we shall not correspond with you about it.


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