Access Audits provide an important first-step towards conforming with equality and disability discrimination legislation. Malcolm Hollis's specialist team offers guidance on improving accessibility and working environments for all building users. Through continuous review of legislative changes, accessibility standards, best practice guidelines and new case law we ensure that our expert advice and recommendations are completely up-to-date.

Our client-tailored Access Audit reports are presented in a very clear and concise format, enabling you to see very quickly what changes and alterations we recommend, together with their priority and a cost estimation.

With extensive experience in designing and managing construction projects, we are more than happy to help should you need assistance in implementing the recommended works.

For new build and major refurbishment projects, we offer a bespoke Design Audit service and can also provide Access Statements for major planning applications.

In addition, as dilapidations experts, we provide advice to landlords and tenants and also lease interpretation when alterations are required to ensure that the relevant standards and legislation is properly considered and liability issues are appropriately addressed.

We understand that there will be occasions when it is necessary for you to seek advice from other professionals, for instance lawyers.  To assist you with this, we highly recommend using our on-board lawyer, Vivien King.  Vivien has a wealth of experience in the property litigation field having practised for years as a partner in a well known firm of solicitors.  Whilst no longer in practice, she can help you in directing your questions to the right people including barristers.

For practical, expert guidance regarding commissioning a tailored Access Audit and advice on improving working environments – whether as a standalone service or in tandem with a building survey, planned maintenance or dilapidations instruction – do please get in touch with the Malcolm Hollis team.