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Stock Condition Surveys of almost 100 properties

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.

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“We had a Schedule of Condition carried out on a Commercial Property. From vacant possession to our proposed completion date we were really tight on time. Gary managed to carry out the inspection and write a very thorough report in the time needed to ensure we hit our completion date. The price of the report was also extremely competitive. I would recommend Lea Hough to anyone looking for a Professional Surveyors with excellent service & communication at a competitive price.”

Danny Ambler - Fuse Contract Furniture, Blackburn