Lea Hough have recently completed a large survey commission, which has involved producing Stock Condition Surveys on a portfolio of almost 100 tenanted, residential properties and rural farmhouses.

The properties are all part of a large rural Estate, in the North-West.

Over a period of four months, an eclectic mix of properties were inspected by a team of four Building Surveyors. The property types ranged from relatively modern properties constructed between 1970-2000, to Grade II listed buildings constructed in the 1800s.

Following the inspection of each property, we produced a detailed report for the landlord client.

Each report comprised of five sections: External Building Fabric, External Grounds, Internal Building Fabric, Internal Significant Condition Items, and a Services Asset Register.

Under each section, there were a range of sub-sections (e.g. external walls, roofs, floor structure, dampness, kitchens, bathrooms, heating systems and electrics, etc.) where we outlined our findings and recommendations for the client.

These included condition ratings, a recommended repair timeframe, and an estimated cost, which gave the client a comprehensive overview of the work required. Cyclical repair timescales and costs were also provided.

Any health and safety considerations were red-flagged and issues that required further investigation were also recorded.

The reports were all conjoined and merged together into one master spreadsheet / database, from which the client can plan timescales for undertaking repair/upgrading projects and budget accordingly for the next few years.

Our Condition Surveys have provided the client with an overview of current and future maintenance costs associated with their property portfolio, as well as providing the ability for them to prioritise any work required.

At Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors, we are pleased to be able to offer this service to prospective clients with a property portfolio of any size across the North West. For more information please email info@leahough.co.uk or call 01254 260196 or contact us here.

Preston Office
Telephone: 01772 458866
Blackburn Office
Telephone: 01254 260196
Clitheroe Office
Telephone: 01200 320040
Lancaster Office
Telephone: 01524 899850
Lea Hough is a trading name of Lea Hough & Co LLP, which is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales under partnership number OC306054.
Registered Office: 7 Ferry Road, Office Park, Preston, PR2 2YH.