Damp in flats and houses can lead to mildew and black mould throughout and a generally unhealthy atmosphere. Our surveys include a full assessment of the issues and the living environment and will offer in depth solutions to these problems.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are needed whenever a property is built, sold or rented. You must order an EPC for potential buyers and tenants before you market your property to sell or rent. An EPC contains information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs, recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money. An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and is valid for 10 years.
With an estimated 40% of properties underinsured in the UK, having the right insurance cover is essential. If you’re under-insured, you run the risk of running into un-budgeted-for costs. And if you’re over insured, your premiums may be unnecessarily high. Most insurance underwriters require a professional evaluation of a building's rebuilding cost following total destruction.
Legionnaires' disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by the inhalation of small droplets of contaminated water containing Legionella. If you rent out a property, you have legal responsibilities to ensure you conduct your undertaking in such a way that your tenant(s) are not exposed to health and safety risks. A Risk Assessessment will help a landlord demonstrate that they have fulfilled their legal duty to control the risks.
From the 1st April 2018 there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This also applies to new lets and renewals of tenancies. It will be unlawful to rent a property which breaches the requirement for a minimum E rating with penalties of up to £4,000. We can offer help and advice of cost effective methods of complying with the April deadline.
Periodic inspection of the common areas of flats and their surrounding infrastructure (paths, roads, stores, etc) can help the cost planning of building works to ensure that timely repairs are carried out with a backdrop of health and safety. Let us carry out periodic inspections for you. Our reports will help you exercise your duty of care.
Survey Assessment is a small privately owned Sheffield based company specialising in property management services and property condition assessments. We focus on the letting and property management market particularly rental apartment blocks, flats and rental houses. Owned and managed by a qualified and experienced Chartered Construction Engineer and with construction experience over 35 years. The company is totally dedicated to providing sound advice for our clients.
We are a small but focused Sheffield based consultancy serving South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. We welcome the opportunity of working with you as we are expanding and looking to take the next step.
Please look to us for your whole range of Property needs - we would be delighted to welcome your enquiry.
2 Ashurst Place Sheffield UK, S6 5LN