For Solicitors

Do you have a case in respect of a client for whom you are seeking accessible accommodation to rent or purchase? We can help as we provide a friendly and approachable service developed because we are aware that many Solicitor’s firms do not have the staff or resources to undertake this time consuming task.

We provide accommodation reports for litigation purposes associated with future accommodation for severely disabled persons. They have usually suffered catastrophic injuries.

We receive instructions directly from solicitors, acting on behalf of claimant or defendant, and can also be instructed as an independent expert witness solely to the court. We will visit the claimant in their own home environment to assess all aspects of their disability needs and limitations, which may include aspects such as considering forms of access in, around and outside the property, as well as live-in carers and their accommodation.

We consider all available evidence in medical, care and therapy reports in order to determine whether the claimant’s current property is suitable for their present needs and adaptation. We will undertake research in the locality to establish what type of property will be suitable, if the existing property is found to not be suitable based on the recommendations provided by medical experts for care and therapy.

Following the above assessment and considerations, thereafter we will prepare a detailed accommodation report outlining the suitability of the existing property and if it is not suitable, the type of appropriate property the individual will require, along with purchase cost, cost of adaptations and any further associated costs. Our report is then disclosed to the instructing solicitor and our involvement will remain through the general litigation process of conference with counsel, joint meetings and trial.

If you need to find a property that could become the safe, practical and comfortable home your client requires, then we’re your ideal port of call.

We’re here to make sure the new home lets you get on with life and enjoy it to the full. Experienced in identifying development potential in buildings that others would miss, will help claimants and their advisers to find a suitable property effectively and efficiently.

We identify suitable properties in accordance with the expert’s recommendations and will visit as many properties as necessary detailing the pros and cons of each.

Our excellent network of agents and developers keeps us up to date on market changes and streamlines our property-finding service. Once we find a property that could be right for your client, we can meet with you, your client and their family to discuss its location and potential as your client’s future home. We explain our ideas for adapting the property so it works perfectly for your client and explore any issues. With us by your side, finding the ideal property can be both successful and worry-free!

When your clients are considering a property as their new, personalised home, a detailed appraisal and suitability report on its suitability is essential.

Our reports outline the suitability of a property, with clearly explained feasibility costs included to highlight the adaptations to take place to the building, as well as any risk related to planning and other statutory consents. Our experience means we can also identify any potential long-term problems and propose cost-effective solutions as part of the adaptation process. By anticipating complications before they happen, we can save you and your client much larger maintenance and repair bills further down the line, or assist in avoiding purchasing a problematic property.

Our suitability reports can be as complex and detailed as required, or can be a simple letter outlining key points. This information is intended for any prospective buyer to be fully aware of all associated risk and potential for a sound investment. We aim to assist the Litigation Solicitor or Deputy as far they feel our service is required.

Clear, effective communication. Skilled, efficient coordination. Friendly, approachable experts. These core qualities have earned us our reputation for excellent project management.

The key to successful project management is good communication and compliance. At Branch Properties we’re thorough, clear and easy to work with at all times.

Our track record in handling projects of varying sizes is your assurance that we can project manage your adaption efficiently and professionally. We go out of our way to help you and any member of your team to understand the processes involved and what you need to do. What’s more, we make your role as easy and enjoyable as possible while we manage the tough and tricky parts!

We may be experienced professionals, but we’re also friendly and helpful, and we aim to keep you and the entire construction team informed every step of the way. And when the project is complete, our keen eye for detail ensures that your new home is flawless, giving you the new start you want and deserve.

Understanding and controlling costs is a vital part of any construction project.
At Branch Properties we’ll help all we can to give you as the supervising solicitor clear costing information as far in advance as possible. A clear indication of costs also allows you (or whoever manages the finances on behalf of the client) to plan ahead for the client’s monthly outgoings, present interim payment restrictions and so on. While our main goal is to provide your client with a well-designed, comfortable and practical home, we’re also keen to make life easier for everyone by keeping a firm grip on cost efficiency from the very start of the project.

We do have trusted partners and we can provide you with a full cost breakdown. In addition, we always recommend two other informal tenders to identify as clearly and precisely as possible the costs for the whole project.