fp articleWhat is a stock condition survey?

A stock condition survey looks at all parts of a building to assess the condition and state of repair and plan for immediate and future works.

Typical items that will be looked at as part of the survey include roofs, rainwater goods, general structure (internal and external), windows, doors, kitchens, sanitary ware, heating system, electrics, flooring, fencing, walls, paths etc.

Why is Connswater Homes completing a stock condition survey?

We are doing a stock condition survey of all of our properties over the next two years. This information will tell us the condition of our stock, if any repairs are required immediately and allow us to plan for future works like replacement kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors etc. so that your home is maintained to the highest possible standard.

How will this affect me?

When the survey is undertaken at your property access will be required to all rooms including the roofspace and outside areas.

If you live in a building that has shared communal areas these are also surveyed. Communal items include fire alarms, emergency lighting, communal lighting, doors, decoration, floor coverings and access to and from the building.

Who will be doing these surveys?

We have appointed a consultancy firm called Rand Associates to carry out the surveys. During the survey there will be no more than two surveyors in your property. All representatives will be carrying identification, so please ask to see it.

What do I do now?

You do not need to do anything. We will be sending you a letter summarising the information as detailed above. After this Rand Associates will contact you by telephone to arrange a suitable time for access to carry out the survey and answer any specific queries you may have. Rand Associates will then confirm this arranged appointment in writing.

Remember these surveys are taking place over two years and not everyone will be done in the first year.