A guide to inspecting occupied or unoccupied domestic properties
All housing organisations know the importance of having staff skilled in carrying out effective property inspections.
Regular inspections to ensure health and safety or at the beginning or end of a lease enable housing providers to identify problems at an early stage and reduce the risk of major repairs that eat into maintenance budgets.
A well-executed inspection will identify fire hazards, water leaks or deterioration to external fabric like window frames. If left unattended these problems could develop into significant repairs for rot and other conditions, not to mention leave tenants in unsafe homes.
Landlord inspections and what to expect
Nuts & Bolts Training's A guide to inspecting occupied or unoccupied domestic properties provides clear advice on the inspection process that will help you or your staff identify and record defects and follow best practice in health and safety.
Participants will learn:
How to plan a property inspection (internal or external)
What information they should be gathering
How to record that information clearly and accurately
The importance of following a consistent process
How to identify and prioritise repairs and defects
- How to communicate with tenants
When to refer to a professional adviser
Health and safety requirements for the inspection
Training for staff in social housing and property
This course is designed for housing officers, property and lettings managers and non-technical staff who are asked to carry out inspections of both empty and occupied homes.
When and where are courses held?
If you have eight or more participants our tutors will come to your workplace to deliver any of our courses. For organisations with fewer than eight candidates we run public courses on various dates throughout the year.
All public courses are held at the Institute of Arbitrators, 12 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2LP.