Party Wall, Licence and Development Consultancy

Pragmatic, commercial advice to ensure your project’s success

McQuade Property Consultancy’s focus is to provide expert, specialist advice in three main areas; Party Wall Matters, Development Consultancy and Licences for Alteration/Freeholder Consent. Having this focus means that we can consistently deliver successful projects to our clients. All projects are delivered using our bespoke methods and in-house systems.

Party Wall Matters

We are party wall experts. Having represented Building Owners and Adjoining Owners, and acting as Agreed Surveyor, we have successfully agreed hundreds of Party Wall Awards. Our bespoke in-house software streamlines the process and minimises delays - we ensure that we get Party Wall Awards in place with minimum fuss, in the shortest timeframe to allow building work to commence.

Licence for Alteration

We assist leaseholders in preparing comprehensive applications when seeking a licence to alter. We advise freeholders on the wider implications of proposed alterations and how these might impact the building and other leases. We can help to secure retrospective consents and offer creative solutions for contentious alterations such as wooden floors.

Development Consultancy

As development managers, we help our clients achieve maximum returns in their development projects. We also work with development lenders to provide development appraisal reviews and monitoring services.

We bring a pragmatic and commercial approach to every project we work on, which is why our clients love us and why they keep coming back.

About McQuade Property Consultancy

A dynamic and forward-thinking practice

Our Culture

Founded by Michael McQuade in 2005 McQuade Property Consultancy’s mission is to provide pragmatic commercial advice – we want to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes for their projects – whether that is maximising a project’s returns or getting statutory agreements in place in a fast and effective manner. Michael has encapsulated his approach in a clear set of values by which the company operates.

Having this explicit set of values helps us to set the tone of the company culture. The people on our team identify with and strive to work to those values. As a company we place strong emphasis on team work, communication, and, training and development. We recruit at all levels and Michael makes a significant investment in training graduate and junior surveyors.

Our Values

We keep things moving. We proactively communicate with everyone involved in the project to make sure things are happening as they should. This helps us to quickly identify potential issues preventing them from becoming problems that cause delays later along the line.

We are not rigid in our approach; we apply common sense and endeavour to find practical solutions to ensure progression of your project.

We have exacting standards which we apply to both the advice we give, and the finish we demand. All of our solutions are bespoke ensuring your project gets the very best result.

We have a professional and structured approach to our work ensuring we don’t miss anything. You can expect the same level of service each and every time.

We explain things clearly from the outset helping you make the best decisions. Communication is one of our founding principles and you will be kept up-to-date during the project and not left wondering what’s happening to your project.

Meet the team at McQuade Property Consultancy

Michael McQuade
Michael McQuade

Michael McQuade

Michael is the founder and managing director, his ambition was always to have his own successful surveying practice and in 2005 he established McQuade Property Consultancy to bring a fresh and dynamic approach to building surveying. His vision is a service that enables clients to make the best decision and get the best result from their property. Prior to setting up McQuade Property Consultancy Michael worked with a large multi-national surveying practice in London’s West End. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and has a first class honours degree in Building Surveying.

Aminul Islam
Aminul Islam

Aminul Islam

Aminul joined McQuade Property Consultancy in September 2013 as a graduate building surveyor on our graduate training programme. Aminul holds a 2:1 (Hons) degree in Building Surveying from Westminster University.
Aminul is currently working towards his APC qualifiication and his major project at the moment is the contract administration of a new build block of 3no. 2bed flats in South East London.

Alessandra Maggi
Alessandra Maggi

Alessandra Maggi

Alessandra joined McQuade Property Consultancy in October 2014 as a graduate building surveyor on our graduate training programme. She holds a 1st Honours Masters degree in Building Engineering – Architecture from Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy.  Alessandra has previously undertaken an internship in Ireland as assistant project manager on health & safety in traffic management projects at Dublin Tunnel and worked as building engineer for an Italian engineering firm on the refurbishment of buildings affected by earthquakes.

We bring a pragmatic and commercial approach to every project we work on, which is why our clients love us and why they keep coming back.


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McQuade Property Consultancy is an equal opportunities employer.

We bring a pragmatic and commercial approach to every project we work on, which is why our clients love us and why they keep coming back.

Case Studies

Completed projects illustrate the McQuade difference.

We have completed hundreds of projects across a wide range of building surveying services, here’s a selection to give you a flavour of the kinds of challenges we’ve encountered and how we’ve dealt with them to provide superior service to our clients.

We bring a pragmatic and commercial approach to every project we work on, which is why our clients love us and why they keep coming back.

Building Surveying Blog

Things to consider in building and development projects

Party Walls - 5 Top Tips to Avoid Delays

Don’t let Party Wall Awards ruin the party! 5 top tips to avoid party wall delays

October 8 2014

Top Considerations for Major Works

What are the top considerations for a successful major works programme?

June 8 2014

Why use a Chartered Building Surveyor?

What value can a chartered building surveyor bring to your project?

April 7 2014

Licence for Alterations – always consult a building surveyor

Even the simplest request for alteration by a lessee could have hidden dangers for the property.

26 March 2015

I have just received Party Wall Notices what should I do?

If you have received a Party Wall Notice here is a step-by-step guide on the options available and what you should do next to protect your property.

15 May 2015

Applying for a Graduate Job

Avoid simple mistakes - top tips for a successful application

12 June 2015

Get in Touch

What’s your challenge? Let us know if we can help.

We’re based in the centre of buzzy, vibrant Brixton and work all over London and the South-East, spending at least half our time out on-site.

We’re a friendly bunch, so if you have a query regarding our services, or want to know more about joining the practice, get in touch via any of the options below – we’ll do our best to get back to you by the next working day.

Contact McQuade

Call us - 020 7274 9972

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315 Bon Marche Centre
241-251 Ferndale Road