• Andy Shaw posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    In reply to: AJ Simms posted an update I’m currently looking at if we should outsource our condition surveys, can anyone in the community help with information on contractors and there performance, I have a few knocking at my […] View

    Hi Aaron
    From my point of view, for the broad corporate portfolio no it wasn’t the best option, the surveys did not give an accurate assessment of what was needed. The external surveyors we used were for the few Grade 1 listed buildings built in the 17th and 18th century. This was well worth the expertise.

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  • Andy Shaw posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    In reply to: AJ Simms posted an update I’m currently looking at if we should outsource our condition surveys, can anyone in the community help with information on contractors and there performance, I have a few knocking at my […] View

    We have contracted out condition surveys on a broad range of the portfolio once and seperately on historic buildings. The first thing I would say is to be very specific in what you ask for.. Lessons learnt the hard way having had things including:
    Investigation works – £1,000 appearing frequently but not highlighted.
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