RICS Contract Administration.

Ensure your project runs smoothly from start to finish with our comprehensive contract management services.

What is a Contract Administrator?

A contract administrator is a neutral third party who manages the contracts and communications with several vendors, designers, and other workmen involved in a development project. To prevent potential conflicts of interest, they are usually a third party, as they are required to act in a manner which is impartial and independent.

As a team of qualified RICS surveyors, you can rely on our wealth of experience to bring an unbiased, considered and professional approach to your project, ensuring each stage runs smoothly. We’ll liaise with your key contractors to ensure work is completed as originally agreed, and free up your time by completing a range of contracts and other legal documentation.

This service is usually conducted in conjunction with our development monitoring service, which you can use to ensure that the planned property development meets your expectations as a client; not just in terms of scope and specifications, but also process, budgets, and timelines.

What Does Our RICS Contract Administration Service Include?

Confirming services to be provided by contractors, as well as confirming timelines and the budget, and the completion of other required legal documentation.

Assisting in the drafting and agreement of the contract itself between the client and contractor.

Periodically inspecting the site and works completed, ensuring that each stage of the development process meets the requirements outlined in the initial contract.

Chairing meetings between stakeholders as and when required before, during, and after the project, plus general relationship management.

Utilising the contractual mechanisms (processes) set out within the contract to instruct additional work, account for any delays, confirm completion has or has not been satisfactorily achieved on the planned date, and to liaise with the contractor regarding any defects following completion of the work.

Arranging payments with contractors, as well as settling the final sum for the entirety of the project.

Reliable, ongoing advice from our team of RICS chartered surveyors both during and post-project completion.

Why Choose Fourth Wall?

Forget the heavy jargon and unclear advice; when you work with Fourth Wall, you’ll get a service that is tailored to you, not just in the way that you work, but also in our communications and priorities. 

We’re a team known for our rigorous approach – we’ll go above and beyond throughout the duration of your project to ensure your goals are met, if not exceeded. We also understand that everyone’s requirements are unique, which is why we’ll present you with tailored solutions to enhance your project.

RICS Contract Administration FAQs

Browse some of the common questions that our team are asked when it comes to choosing the survey that’s right for you.

What is the Purpose Of Contract Administration?

Contract administrators play a crucial part in a construction project, and they have the important role of creating effective communication channels, completing a range of legal documentation, as well as ensuring meets the outlined scope whilst staying within budget and the assigned timeframes.

When Do I Need a Contract Administrator?

Where completing any work involving a contract, we would recommend that an independent and appropriately qualified Contract Administrator is appointed. This ensures that contractual parties are clear in their roles, your project has an accountable and qualified professional to drive it forwards, and that this is impartially managed. This also means that the contract is correctly used to ensure that both the client and the contractor can be sure that the core project goals are achieved.

What Are the Stages Of Contract Administration?

The RICS contract administration service is ongoing and doesn’t necessarily have clear stages. Typically, we’ll inspect the site and the legal documentation and contracts required before commencement.

Periodically, throughout the development project, we will re-inspect the site, meet with designers and contractors, as well as create communication lines when needed and make amends to the scope, budget, or time for completion. Post-project, we’ll ensure the project has been met in all aspects. Our professional advice will be offered throughout to all parties involved.

What Our Clients Say.

We could tell you how great our team and services are, but that would be too easy. Why not take a look at what some of our previous clients have said?

“Fantastic report with great technical detail. We recently had a building survey conducted on a property by another surveyor and the report provided by Fourth Wall was leagues ahead.”

– Robert Sykes

“High quality, clear and practical: Really useful report, very clear with helpful photographs and budget for repairs. They gave some really helpful extra insight on the phone post survey. Would recommend.”

– Rachel Morrison

“Great service, with a detailed final report for a good price. Everything was completed on time.”

– Thomas Worthington

“A detailed report was provided in a week. It was well presented, clearly laid out and each point colour coded. A pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend and will definitely use their services again in the future.”

– R.C

“Our survey was as detailed as the sample one, yet it was easy to understand and explained exactly all the issues. I’d definitely use Fourth Wall again, if I needed to.”

– Louie Parkin

Ready to take the next steps?

Get In Touch With Our Team

Do you have a project coming up? Looking for professional input from a team of RICS chartered surveyors? Get in touch with our team for a complimentary contract administration consultation. We’ll tailor our property contract administration to your exact requirements, which may include a combination of a few of our services. Simply complete the contact form below, or get in touch with us via phone or email, we’ll aim to get back to you straight away!


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