Affordable Housing Consultancy, Agency and Chartered Surveying (MRICS)
Affordable Housing Consultancy, Agency and Chartered Surveying (MRICS)

Our Company

Affordable Housing Consultancy (AHC) was set up in 2009. With over 20 years of experience working directly for the Registered Provider Sector and years of experience working within the private sector, we are ideally placed to provide professional, independent advice. We are RICS Registered Valuers, setting us apart from many of our competitors.


Mel Dwyer is an experienced valuation surveyor and consultant who has excellent technical, professional and interpersonal skills. Mel works on a regular basis with large and small companies providing a variety of advice. She also works as a consultant to the international property company Jones Lang Lasalle on a regular basis in their Manchester office. She works alongside the residential team there providing specialist affordable housing advice on an ad hoc basis.


AHC provides a wide range of affordable housing services for a variety of private and public clients which includes:


  • Valuation advice for acquisition and disposal purposes for registered providers including market valuations, market rental valuations and January '99 Beacon valuations
  • Financial Viability Assessments for planning purposes using the Homes and Communities' Development Appraisal Toolkit and other recognised methodology for local authorities, land owners or private developers
  • Section 106 advice for Affordable Housing as part of the planning process
  • Agency Services - sale of land or affordable housing units to RSLs and brokerage of private developer/RSL partnerships
  • Advice on design and specification for affordable housing units
  • Market Appraisal Advice
  • Development Consultancy Services for registered housing providers

Our primary objective is to provide comprehensive advice to clients – understanding your requirements and objectives always comes first!

We have a thorough understanding of Registered Providers and how they operate. As an experienced affordable housing consultant we have an extensive network of contacts both in the Registered Provider and private housing development sector.

Our blend of skills make us excellent negotiators and a good interface between the public and private sector.
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