Hi I’m Andy Cope, an independent Housing Standards Consultant based in Derbyshire. The core of my business is helping Landlords, Letting Agents, Local Authorities and Social Housing providers meet necessary health & safety standards for their tenants. Planning Consultants, Architects and Developers also use my services to ensure projects meet legislative requirements. I’m also a key Consultant and Accreditation Inspector for DASH Services, helping their Landlord members and Semi-Independent Living providers achieve and maintain Accredited status.
If you’re a first-time landlord/developer, let me help you select and develop the right property to achieve health and safety compliance. This can be done via physical inspection or via a ‘WhatsApp’ video call (helpful in these Covid-19 conscious times!).
As a former Senior Local Authority Housing Standards Enforcement Officer at Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham City Council’s, I have over 24 years experience in assessing private residential, student and HMO property. I can conduct a confidential audit of your property portfolio exactly as your local Council would if responding to a complaint, giving you the opportunity to address any potential problems before you face costly enforcement action, civil claims or a damaged reputation.
So if you own, manage or develop private residential letting accommodation in the East Midlands, and need advice or property audits relating to the Housing Health & Safety Rating System, residential Fire Safety (and risk assessments), Houses in Multiple Occupation, HMO Licensing or pending Local Authority enforcement action, please do not hesitate to get in touch.