Purchase and Repair Scheme – Harrow, Middlesex, HA2

Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors assisted a Housing Association in the Borough of Harrow in the location of a small portfolio of street properties to be purchased and repaired for a specialised end user.   Local Authority funding was secured with the Housing Association contributing from their own funds to achieve the overall project requirements.

We carried out the initial search for properties to achieve the client’s brief, consisting of 1 x 3 bed six person and 4 x 2 bed four person units in the Borough of Harrow.   Inspection of potential properties was made to assess existing condition, suitability and outline refurbishment cost to enable the Housing Association to initiate purchase negotiations.

Once purchased, we carried out an acquisition survey, costed and checked against the client’s brief.   We produced a Schedule of Works, using a tendered, bespoke schedule of rates.   This enabled the selected contractor to take possession of the property on the day of purchase completion and commence works immediately.

Metcalfe Briggs Surveyors acted as Contract Administrator throughout the works, including cost management to ensure that the budget constraints were met.   The project was delivered on time and within budget.