We are a team that works Trust, Partnership, Share, Harmonise, Network, Collaborate, Support, Work.
How do we work? – We work at a pace to suit you and alongside your team, and as standard we will formulate plans to help mitigate any weaknesses we may find.
Our ethos is one of ‘Teamwork’; in other words a ‘team that works’: to formulate Trust; foster a Partnership; Share, knowledge and experience; Harmonize systems; Use our extensive Network; Collaborate with team members; Support organisations; and Work towards your goals.
Who are we? – We Are Chartered Surveyors who have worked in the Housing sector (Local Authority, Local Government and Central Government), with over 25 years’ experience.
Why use us? – Our aim is to save you time, effort and money. We have an advantage over our competitors in that our Director helped develop the new Compliance Audit system, being used this year by the HCA, as well as amendments to the Capital Funding Guide.
Our rates our very reasonable and we have a proven track record in this field. As housing practitioners we understand the Housing Development process from start to finish (Regulatory and Investment requirements). We understand the new online Compliance Audit System as well as IMS.
Where do we work? – Based in the Midlands we work nationally.
Our aims and values – Hephaestus Associates – Chartered Surveyors Housing Consultants was set up to try and make a difference to society and help people by improving the quality of the places they live and help gain better access to the things they use. We are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, so we work to the highest professional standards
Alongside Compliance Audit, we offer a pre-audit and training service to identify any potential weaknesses in your systems
As ex-HCA Chartered Surveyors we understand the Compliance Audit process from beginning to end. We can carry the process out for you quickly and at a reasonable cost.
Our staff has particular experience in non-standard housing such as Elderly Schemes, Gypsy and Traveller, Vulnerable and Young People, Disabled Adaptations.
Many Providers fall short at the first hurdle, the initial bid, because they are not familiar with or understand the bid process and the criteria involved. We can help you with that process.
Professional Training and Support
We can help your staff become Chartered Surveyors and thus gain an industry wide recognised professional standard.
IMS Training and Bid Entry
We can train your staff to enable data entry onto IMS, or carry this function out on your behalf, to ensure that full compliance takes place with IMS requirements.
As Chartered Surveyors with experience and knowledge of the Affordable/Social housing sector, we have unique expertise in this sector.