Our chartered building surveying services are provided through Overill Associates.
Overill Associates work closely with Austin Rees’ Property Managers to ensure that our clients receive a coordinated and cost-effective service that delivers the level of support they need.
Together, we are able to develop and implement medium and long term property maintenance strategies to ensure that buildings are properly maintained and protected.
The Overill Associates team have a wide range of skills including:
- Conservation and heritage work
- Building pathology
- Design and works administration
- Insurance reinstatement
- Fire and electrical safety and asbestos control
As part of our management service, a designated surveyor, together with the Property Manager and client, will develop a 5 year maintenance programme for the property. This ensures that essential maintenance is carried out and, where necessary, reserve funds are put aside to fund larger projects.
It also means that work requiring Section 20 consultation with leaseholders or planning permission from a local authority is approached in a timely and comprehensive manner.
In addition to supporting Austin Rees, the surveyors work extensively with other managing agents, the NHS, local authorities, schools, architects and the construction industry.
On occasion, Austin Rees may need to enlist specialist surveying services and we do this by identifying the most appropriate firm who are able to provide the service required. Similarly, if any of the blocks under our management have a preference for another surveying company, we are happy to engage them.