Contract administration – Reinstatement following a fire - London

A fire originating in the bedroom of this first floor flat in the heart of the docklands spread throughout the property causing damage to the roof structure, internal partitions and joinery with smoke damage contaminating the remaining area. Water damage had been caused to the ground floor flat whilst the fire brigade had brought the fire under control.

Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors was instructed following its long-term housing association client’s agreement with the loss adjustor appointed on behalf of the insurers.

A survey was carried out, a specification of works prepared, competitive tenders organised and, following loss adjustor’s agreement, contract administrator duties were performed throughout to completion using a JCT Contract and end of defects resulting in both affected properties being brought back into habitable use 

All the works orders relating to the investigations, temporary works and reinstatement works were collated and submitted and the final claim with the loss adjustor was agreed.

The value of the reinstatement works was £65k and both properties were successfully handed back to the housing association for re-letting.