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We manage all the open space areas on the development including the swale, grass, hedgerows, shrub beds, trees, and children's play area. Fortnightly inspections of the play areas will take place to ensure they remain safe at all times.
This table shows our guideline maintenance schedule and the frequency of our service.
|Reference||Works required||Visits p.a.|
|Play area||Visual inspection||26|
|Third party inspection||1|
|Sinking fund (replacement fund)||Ad-hoc|
|Summer works (March-October)||Mowing of grass||16|
|Edges trimmed and strimmed||16|
|Borders weeded and weed killer applied||16|
|Litter collected from open space areas||16|
|Shrubs pruned as required||16|
|Autumn works (November-December)||Leaves swept and collected||4|
|Borders weeded and weed killer applied||4|
|Litter collected from open space areas||4|
|Shrubs pruned as required||4|
|Winter works (January-February)||Leaves swept and collected||2|
|Borders weeded and weed killer applied||2|
|Litter collected from open space areas||2|
|Shrubs pruned as required||2|
|Attenuation ponds||Remove obstructions||Ad-hoc|
|Strim to banks||2|
|Dredge to maintain capacity||Ad-hoc|
The Estate rentcharge is a fixed fee that each homeowner pays towards the upkeep of the open spaces and associated features. Your first payment will be taken on legal completion, and thereafter annual invoice will be issued to you at the start of the following billing year (usually in March) and follows the schedule attached to your Plot Transfer Document TP1.
This charge is payable by all households and has been carefully calculated to maximise value for money and reflect the costs of the maintenance programme.
The Estate rentcharge can be paid by bank transfer, Direct Debit, over the phone, or by cheque, and we will contact you regarding the collection of this amount.
The Estate rentcharge ensures that the open spaces where you live are properly maintained and managed for the future, to optimise the enjoyment and use for all as the landscaping matures.
We will commence services on instruction by the developers, which will usually be prior to completion and occupation of all new homes on the development.
Payments can also be made by cash, cheque, BACS, or, our preferred option of, Direct Debit.