Services

Residential Sales

Samuel & Co are an independent company that believes everybody has the right to experience a professional friendly service, inevitably ensuring you a smooth and trouble free ride in the property industry. We know that when it comes to choosing a property agent you want to be confident that you have the very best team working for you.At Samuel & Co our experienced sales consultants and negotiators pride themselves on their professional service and advice with a commitment to ensure that the sale of your property is handled with care, discretion, and professionalism every step of the way.

We take the time to understand what makes your home and its location special, so that we can find the right buyers who will enjoy it as much as you do.

Market appraisals

If you require any further information or your thinking about letting or selling your property and you’d like a clearer picture of how much your property might be worth or have an informal chat about general property market conditions, one of our agents will be happy to arrange a full market appraisal of your property.
To request a FREE market appraisal or a more formal valuation of your property, please complete the short form on this page and one of our advisors will contact you shortly or call us on 0121 500 5111.

For more information view our WHY CHOOSE SAMUEL & CO? section.

Residential Lettings Specialist

Samuel & Co are an independent company that believes everybody has the right to experience a professional friendly service, inevitably ensuring you a smooth and trouble free ride in the property industry. We know that when it comes to choosing a property agent you want to be confident that you have the very best team working for you.

At Samuel & Co our experienced sales consultants and negotiators pride themselves on their professional service and advice with a commitment to ensure that the sale of your property is handled with care, discretion, and professionalism every step of the way.

We take the time to understand what makes your home and its location special, so that we can find the right buyers who will enjoy it as much as you do.

Market appraisals

If you require any further information or your thinking about letting or selling your property and you’d like a clearer picture of how much your property might be worth or have an informal chat about general property market conditions, one of our agents will be happy to arrange a full market appraisal of your property.
To request a FREE market appraisal or a more formal valuation of your property, please complete the short form on this page and one of our advisors will contact you shortly or call us on 0121 500 5111.

For more information view our WHY CHOOSE SAMUEL & CO? section.

Property Management Specialist

Right to Manage

Recently come into force, this new legislation offers flat owners a no fault right to take over the management of their building and appoint a managing agent of their choice.

  • Initial advice on the legislation and how it may be applied to your block
  • How to form the Right to Manage company
  • How to choose a managing agent
  • The pitfalls that may be encountered
  • The responsibilities that will be taken on such as insurance, repairs and maintenance

Company Administration

  • Advice to Directors about running a Right to Manage Company or Management Company
  • Provision of Secretarial Services to ensure all Companies House procedures are followed and that your company is not Struck Off
  • Directors and Officers Liability Insurance
  • Following the new Statutory requirements concerning S20 notices, service charge and ground rent applications and provision of accounts

Disputes and Applications to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal

  • Consultation to look at problems relating to poor management, unreasonable service charges and the possible appointment of a manager
  • Preparation and prosecution of a case to the LVT including comprehensive advice at all stages
  • Advice relating to all aspects of disputes

The following is a brief outline of the services performed by Samuel & co as Managing Agents:

  • Taking care of the day to day maintenance, management, cleaning etc. of the communal areas including provision of 24-hour emergency call-out.
  • Carrying out property inspections to assess the superficial condition of the property or to view works in progress.
  • Arrangement of buildings insurance.
  • Arrangement and attendance of the Annual General Meeting.
  • Attendance of regular meetings with directors to discuss and advise ongoing matters, changes in legislation, planned maintenance etc.
  • Preparation of an annual budget of likely communal expenditure and presentation of that budget to the members for approval. Advising on the provision of reserve funds and sinking funds.
  • Provision of regular statements of income and expenditure.
  • Preparation of annual company accounts in accordance with the lease terms and liaison with accountants.
  • Liaison with solicitors over conveyancing enquiries relating to the sale and purchase of flats.
  • Collection of service charges in accordance with the approved budget.
  • Collection of any ground rent and dealing with the Freeholder, if applicable.

To discuss your specific Property Management requirements, contact us now.

Residential Service Charge

Our specialist Residential Management team has more than 30 years experience of providing consultancy advice and residential management to landlords, lessors, developers and resident management companies. Supplying proactive and innovative management at every level, Samuel & Co will create and deliver an unrivalled residential property management provision.

We provide professional property management of blocks of flats/apartments, retirement homes/apartments, nursing homes and mixed use developments in either established buildings or new-build sites on behalf of an array of clients.

Specialist Services

  • Residential (Long Leasehold) Block Management
  • Pre-Construction Management Advice
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Leasehold Enfranchisement
  • Health & Safety advice / Risk management
  • Designing-out future maintenance problems

Existing Developments

  • Annual service charge budgeting and accounts
  • Monitoring expenditure within budgets
  • Credit control/arrears collection
  • Maintenance using independent contractor statutory consultation for major works
  • Health & Safety and Building Surveying teams
  • Long term maintenance planning
  • Regular planned site visits
  • Lease Compliance
  • Management Company Administration
  • Buildings and other insurances

The key benefits to you

  • Management from an office local to your property – offering a truly personal and dedicated property management service
  • We tailor our service to each Client’s requirements: we understand that one size does not fit all
  • An empowered and experienced property management team on hand 24 hours a day
  • A creative approach to property management that allows you to concentrate on your main business
  • An assurance that new legislation and statutory compliance are never forgotten

Please get in touch if you need any property management advice and we will be happy to have a no-obligation discussion.

If you would like help with any aspect of Residential Service Charge please Contact us

Property Auction

Valuation & Surveys

Valuation & Surveys

The chartered surveyors of our Valuation and Survey team provide are experienced in the valuation and appraisal of residential and commercial property. Valuation is a necessary evil. Most clients viewing this page don’t want one, certainly don’t want to pay for one, but in any event still need one. This need is often driven by accountants, auditors or bankers but can also be a commercial decision when buying or selling a property asset.

Samuel & Co provide a fast and cost-effective service that can be tailored to the needs of individual occupier or landlord clients. All valuations are market-based and carefully researched, and provide an accurate forecast of future as well as current value. We consistently add value by identifying opportunities for tax efficiency and enhanced performance.

For investment clients, we provide monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual valuations of portfolios ranging from a few to several million pounds.

We value every variety of building for lending purposes – from the corner shop to City of Birmingham multi-let offices. For companies, we undertake valuations of property portfolios for accounts, tax, debenture or acquisition and sales purposes.

Samuel & co are also able to provide RICS Homebuyer Survey and Valuation Reports

To arrange a valuation or if you wish to discuss the above, please Contact us

Conveyancing

Development & Town Planning

Samuel & Co – Planning & Development

The Planning team at Samuel & Co provides consultancy services on all aspects of development to housebuilders, developers, affordable housing providers and investors throughout the West Midlands. We have particular expertise in:

  • Assessing site potential – this is often beneficial prior to funds being committed to land acquisition or the preparation of a planning application;
  • Strategic land promotion – influencing the planning policy context to promote housing allocations;
  • Acting as lead consultants promoting residential proposals through the planning application process including the preparation and co-ordination of applications, negotiations with planning authorities and other key consultees, public consultation and advice on section106 Agreements;
  • Negotiating affordable housing provision working alongside our Professional Services team; and
  • Planning appeals where planning permission cannot be secured through negotiation, or schemes are ‘called-in’ by the Secretary of State.

Through this we have a successful track record of residential experience ranging from the delivery of single high end dwellings to advising on complex large scale mixed use and regeneration projects with significant residential components where infrastructure provision, valuation, funding and phasing issues are key to delivering an implementable planning permission.

Our services include:

  • Development Plan monitoring – Monitoring emerging plans to safeguard the interests of landowners, developers, and operators;
  • Residential Planning – Advice and strategies for progressing residential and mixed-use development proposals;
  • Strategic Land Promotion – promoting land through the LDF process for development, or for new uses; and
  • Viability / ‘Toolkit’ Assessments – Preparing viability and ‘3 Dragons’ appraisals of residential and commercial development.

Architectural Consultancy

Architectural Consultancy

Summary

Samuel & Co provide an exquisite Design, Architecture & Civil engineering from concept to scheme design & detail design though to build and completion. A creative, innovative, talented design team with a unique blend of functional and aesthetic office, residential and public space environments. We have qualified and experienced, Designers, Engineers and a skilled labour force with the ability to work around-the-clock to help ease pressures faced by clients and to satisfy the individual requirements of clients.

Through our on-site experience, we have wide construction knowledge in most aspects of building works and possess strong technical & detailing skills. This includes the ability to deal with unexpected difficulties arising on a typical building site such as drainage and structural issues.

Specialties

Our team have a sound working knowledge in Town Planning, Building Regulations and cover all aspects of design and build for domestic, industrial and commercial projects. Just to name a few types of work undertaken, New house Builds, renovation & refurbishment, change of use, conversion, alteration works in home improvement projects to existing dwellings, disabled access, level access bathrooms, retirement living, student accommodation, mixed use developments.

In addition the design team provide disabled access solutions to local authorities (agents for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council), commercial organisations (Rolls Royce, Subway), small businesses, retailers and residential clients.

Full professional Architectural Design, Drawing and Engineering Services :

  • Planning Application Drawings.
  • Building Regulation Application Drawings.
  • 3D Walkthrough and 3D architectural rendering delivering an emotional and immerse experience.
  • Measured Survey Drawings for personal record.
  • Shop-front and Shutter Specification Application Drawings.
  • Tender Drawings and Specification for contractors.
  • Conservation and Listed Building Application Drawings.
  • Conveyance Application Drawings.
  • Refurbishment and Renovation Drawings.
  • Change of Use Application Drawings.
  • External Works and Specification Drawings.
  • Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom Layout Drawings.
  • Major and Minor Internal Alteration Drawings.
  • Survey, Visual and Structural Inspection Reports.
  • Licensing Application Drawings.
  • All aspects of Structural Design and calculations.
  • Site Surveys, Setting out, including Level and existing Drainage layouts.
  • Site and Construction Project Management.
  • Disability access, disabled ramps and building modifications
  • Car Park Construction
  • Underpinning and Ground Stabilization.
  • All aspects of structural repairs.
  • Foundation design.
  • Party wall disputes and certificates.

Energy Performance Certificate Specialist

Energy Performance Certificate Specialist

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is an obligatory requirement for the vast majority of properties being placed on the market for either Sale. It is also a statutory requirement to have a EPC certificate for a property prior to the letting of both residential and commercial properties.

Samuel & Co can now arrange a commercial or residential EPC through our in house assessor.

If you require an EPC or require more information about EPCs then please Contact us

Financial Services

Platinum Property Portfolio Builders

Birmingham the City for buy to let landlords

Birmingham has been a city that has been criticised by outsiders for its concrete and industry. In our opinion a reputation that has always been somewhat unfair, as England’s second city boasts many beautiful green spaces such as Sutton Park and Lickey Hills.

How can Birmingham have this reputations when Sutton Park, just north of the city is Europe’s largest Urban Park, which includes seven lakes, heath land and ancient woodland. Making it a paradise for dog walkers and cyclists alike and a great attraction.

Recently there has been massive capital investment, especially the renovation of the market area and the construction of the gargantuan Bull Ring shopping centre, the city has been vastly improved, with an unparalleled pedestrian area that makes navigating the city both easy and pleasant.

Birmingham boasts canals to rival Venice and recently £189m was spent revitalising the city’s main library, which is a wonderful resource.

Even before all the recent capital investment the city was incredibly well-suited to buy to let property investments, with the main train station in easy walking distance from the shopping centre and other, smaller train stations providing intra-regional transport. As well as rail options there is an efficient network of bus routes to serve the local community.

Birmingham is a major contributor to the UK economy and is a city ripe with potential for further growth – a potential that seems ever more likely to be realised beyond anyone’s projections thanks to the coming HS2 rail link. This rail link will cut journey times from Birmingham to London to a mere 49 minutes which will be an enormous boost to the economy and will only increase property prices and “cement” Birmingham as the city for buy to let property investments.

All this potential and redevelopment has already seen properties realising healthy returns on investment, with steady price rises and swelling rental yields the norm.

As an area Birmingham in fact, boasts 3 of the top 10 postal districts for gross rental yields in England and Wales.

Therefor if you are a property investor looking to invest in Birmingham and need a professional property management company then Samuel and Co are the team for you. Feel free to contact us for free advice

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