About the survey

We are carrying out a house condition survey on a selection of privately rented homes in the city centre. 

This will happen between now and October. If you rent your home, we may visit you to carry out a survey.

The work is part of our obligation to assess the condition of privately rented homes in the city, which helps us monitor and improve conditions. 

We have appointed a specialist company, Michael Dyson Associates Ltd, to carry out the survey.

We will randomly select homes, from a list of privately-rented properties in the city. Participation is voluntary, but we would appreciate your help to make the survey as useful as possible.

The survey will involve a visual inspection of the inside and outside of your home and will take about 20 minutes. 

We will treat all information in the strictest of confidence. We will use the data collected from the surveys for statistical analysis and the final report will not identify individual properties.

The information received is covered by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and we will store the data in accordance with the provisions of GDPR.

Covid-19 safety

Michael Dyson Associates will adhere to government guidance relating to working safely during Covid-19 in other people’s homes. Brighton & Hove City Council have vetted and approved all procedures.

Before entering, our surveyor will explain the survey and the physical distancing measures required while the survey of the inside of your property takes place. This will take around 10 minutes.

If you or any members of your household have any symptoms of Covid-19, please call the number below so we can inform the surveyor not to visit. 

Likewise, if anyone in your household is clinically vulnerable, please contact our surveyors to let them know not to call.

If you would like to make an appointment for the surveyor to call at a time that suits you, please contact Michael Dyson Associates using the details below:

  • Freephone - 0800 328 9896
  • Local Rate - 01484 668724

If you have any other questions, please send an email to psh@brighton-hove.gov.uk