Affordable Housing Consultancy

Delivering Professional, High Quality Valuations And Consultancy Services To The Residential Sector

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Welcome to Affordable housing consultancy

Where We Value and Enable Your Vision

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

Affordable Housing Consultancy (AHC) was set up in 2009 by Melanie Dwyer.  AHC has over 20 years 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.

AHC have a thorough understanding of Registered Providers and how they operate. As experienced affordable housing consultants 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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Our Services

We are Chartered Surveyors and our company is regulated by the RICS. 

Our main clients include Registered Providers, local authorities, land owners and private developers. 

The services we offer include:

Professional Valuation Advice (Red Book Compliant)

Market Value of Land/Property
Market Value of individual properties
Market Rent of properties
January 1999 Values for the setting of social rents

Option Appraisal Advice

Provision of different options with financial outcomes for land/property to assist the decision making process

Market Appraisal Advice

Scoping report to assess an area/location including generic pricing and rental information

Viability for Planning Purposes (S106)

Viability reports and appraisals for the provision of affordable housing and other S106 Contributions

Agency Services

Identification of development opportunities for Registered Providers
Negotiation of ‘partnering’ agreements between the private sector and Registered Providers
Sale of S106 affordable housing units to Registered Providers

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We welcome new customers, so feel free to call for a friendly professional no obligation consultation

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Our Expert Team

With over 70 years collective private and public multi-disciplinary, multi-role experience across our team, working with over 30 industry leading clients, you can be assured of the right advice, accurate reports and the best outcomes. 

Melanie Dwyer

Managing Director
Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer


Colin Green

Associate Surveyor
Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer


Lisa Murray

Associate Surveyor
Chartered Surveyor


Madison Towndrow


Libby Towndrow


years experience
registered provider frameworks

What Our Clients Say

I have worked closely with AHC over the years and they have a strength and depth of expertise and knowledge which I can rely on. AHC provides a valuable service; their independence and experience is second to none. Their reports are always received in a professional, timely and cost effective way.
Regards Jo
Joanne Bonnington
Assistant Director of Development
Jigsaw Homes Group
Joanne Bonnington
Assistant Director of Development, Jigsaw Homes Group

I was introduced to AFC by a respected contact and was immediately impressed by the speed their quick well-reasoned professional report was produced and which resulted in a favourable outcome for our case. Since then I have seen first hand the continuing commitment to this approach on behalf of their clients
Peter J Francis
Managing Director, Windsor Homes Ltd.

AHC was recommended to me as a company with an excellent success rate at winning the viability argument on various projects for private residential developers. AHC was successful on my own planning application in Sussex demonstrating that the proposal for residential
development was not viable with the affordable housing contribution sought nor
any additional contribution to infrastructure outside that of the statutory CIL payment. AHC has a good understanding of planning policy and does thorough background research in support of their appraisals. AHC has a flexible approach, sound strategies and meets deadlines. AHC are excellent communicators and are a pleasure to work with.

Steve Matthews
Private Client


AHC work across the North West on a wide spectrum of instructions ranging from conversions to new build, mixed development projects and land acquisition.  We also work farther afield where the specialisation is in short supply.

Valuation of New homes for rent and shared ownership

The Approach, Edge Lane, Liverpool

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Viability Assessment

Hazlewood, Crawley, West Sussex

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Valuation of Land for Residential development

Norris Green, Liverpool






Valuation of S106 Affordable Homes

Stamford Arms Pub, Little Bollington, Cheshire







Our Amazing

We have built up an excellent client base over the years and have been successful in being selected for a number of Frameworks for Valuation Services 

Our non-framework clients are also actively engaged with.  A selection follows:

Auxesia Homes
Trafford Housing Trust
One Manchester
Jones Group
Cheshire East Council
Stockport Homes
Tawd Vally Developments
Weaver Vale Housing Trust
Bolton At Home
Peaks & Plains Housing Trust
Merebridge Homes
Irwell Valley Homes
Six Town Housing
Muir Group
The Regenda Group

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