Council to survey houses across the district to help plan for the future
Residents in Cotswolds may be asked to help the Council to gain a better understanding of the housing in the District as it undertakes its Housing Condition Survey. The survey will help the council better understand homes in the district to help it make positive decisions about improving housing in the future.
A random sample of 1500 properties across the district will receive a letter asking them to accommodate a visit from a surveyor from David Adamson & Partners Limited who are acting on the Council’s behalf. The surveyors will be visiting all types of properties including those in private ownership, privately rented, and rented from a housing association.
Councillor Joe Harris, Leader of Cotswold District Council said, “I would like to thank residents for taking the time to accommodate these important surveys.
“We know we need to improve housing across the Cotswold District and this survey is critical in allowing us to make informed decisions about future housing. Those taking part will help us provide the right housing for residents of the future.
“Councils have a legal duty to periodically carry out this review, which is undertaken around every ten years. Residents’ participation is entirely voluntary, but I urge anyone selected to take part to ensure we are making the best use of resources.”
If a household is selected to take part they will receive a letter over the next two weeks. A surveyor may call anytime between 9am and 8pm Monday to Friday and between 10am to 6pm on a Saturday. Residents can also call to make arrangements for a surveyor to call at a time to suit them.
It usually takes twenty minutes to complete a survey, sometimes less for smaller properties. Surveyors will follow safety protocols and will discuss these with residents prior to entering their home. These include residents’ wishes concerning the use of facemasks and disposable gloves, social distancing.
Anyone with concerns about the legitimacy of the letter or visit can contact the council’s customer services to confirm whether it is part of the council survey.
For further information, or to make an appointment residents can telephone Freephone 0800 056 1051 to leave a message or call back request, or email directly to the survey office on email@example.com.