Alderton Associates were commissioned by Apna Ghar Housing Association to undertake 60 condition surveys prior to the purchase of a mixture of 1,2 and 3 bed flats and houses in North London. The properties were a mixture of assisted living units and general needs properties. The instruction was competitively tendered, and the works were successfully completed in a three-month period.

The surveys were undertaken with residents in occupation, arranging appointments convenient to the residents with many being undertaken at weekends. The reports gave a full description of the properties, detailing their condition and state of repair. We gave advice on building defects using a traffic light system of security and importance. The properties were checked for asbestos, lead mains and water quality. We undertook a full measured survey of the properties and produced floor plans within the reports.

We also built up a maintenance schedule for each property, highlighting repair and maintenance costs, life cycle costings and setting out a spend programme over the next 30 years to allow the client to budget for maintenance. The instruction was successfully completed, and the properties purchased by Apna Ghar.

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ProjectCondition SurveysSiteNorth London AreaClientApna Ghar Housing AssociationValue£20k ProgramNovember 2011 – November 2015ServicesArchitectural / Structural Design, Project Management, CDM, M&E Design