In the first of our Partner Profile series, we take a look at our recent relationship with White & Sons, a partnership of award winning property experts in Dorking, Oxted, Reigate and Horley.
Looking forward to celebrating their bicentennial next year, White & Sons offer a full complement of property services including sales, letting and management and interestingly for us, block management.
We had completed a building survey on a White & Son listed property and after seeing our renewed investment in marketing earlier this year, our contact at White & Sons enquired if we carried out property maintenance schedules and importantly could we turn around a Specification of Works in a condensed timeline?
Not a company to turn down a challenge, we re-worked our schedule and delivered the Specification of Works and tender evaluations on time. Since that initial project, we have carried out a number of block management maintenance schedules and specifications in Reigate, Dorking, Redhill and Horley.
Following RICS approved guidelines, our Specification of Works provide a consistent and highly detailed basis on which to measure cost estimates. We work hard with suppliers to ensure clarity and suitability to carry out the required works e.g. we employ a formatted validity check on all suppliers. Using our years of Chartered Surveying experience helps when we are asked to carry out a Defect Diagnosis, often identifying missed underlying causes.
Steve Holmes, Director at Chawton Hill said ‘We received a telephone enquiry for a niche commission for White and Sons and following this conversation they were very pleased to hear that we had larger capabilities and were able to assist with the diagnosis of defects and the preparation of specifications of works to repair a number of larger properties that they manage.
We have found that our collaborative approach and willingness to assist White and Sons on some challenging and interesting projects has raised our profile in this sector and we are aiming to continue to seek new opportunities within the delivery of professional service for similar residential and commercial block management companies.’