Kier Homes, which prides itself on being a company committed to excellence from initial design through to construction and after sales care, has appointed Residential Management Group (RMG: www.rmgltd.co.uk; tel: 0845 002 4310) to manage two of its forthcoming developments in Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.
Paul Voden from Kier Homes emphasises the importance of involving a managing agent early in a development, before the properties have even been built. He says: “This way we are able to confirm what areas should be covered under the management agreement, and that plans for the legal documentation confirming the transfer of the freehold from the developer to the purchaser, are finalised at an early stage.”
He continues: “We appointed RMG as Managing Agent for these sites because they have been providing us with a good service on other projects and came up with an attractive cost proposal.”
“They also now produce an information pack for new residents, which outlines the responsibilities of the Managing Agent to help prevent any misunderstandings about things like service charges further down the line,” concludes Paul.
The sites at Wygate Park in Spalding and Bydand Lane in Little Paxton, St Neots, will comprise 539 and 49 houses respectively, including Housing Association properties and private homes.
Having confirmed the areas that will be covered under the Management Agreements, Kier Homes and RMG will hold quarterly briefing meetings to ensure that the developments are progressing as planned.
In addition, RMG will also produce a report outlining responses from purchasers so that any issues can be dealt with at an early stage before they have a chance to become a major problem on site.
RMG offers a specialist range of nationwide property management services, working closely with developers and house builders from the initial drawing board stage, through planning applications and completion of developments, right up to the last purchaser moving in. The company is then able to help to establish the right property management structure for each development, and to deliver the necessary services to residents.
Passionate about being the best in the business, RMG continues to campaign for increased regulation for the property management sector, in a bid to eradicate unscrupulous operators and to engender a more positive reputation for the industry.
RMG is one of the UK’s largest independent managers of residential property for the private and public sectors with an annual turnover of some £22 million and 350 employees. A truly nationwide business, the company has three main offices located in Hoddesdon, Northwich and Central London.
RMG has a strong trading history dating back over 50 years and is backed by a dynamic senior management team, comprehensive back office, financial, compliance and customer service functions as well as a stringently controlled approved contractor scheme for supervision of repairs and maintenance.