GreenSquare Estates

Somerdale, Keynsham

This page is for GreenSquare Estates customers at Somerdale, Keynsham.

Click on the icons below to find out more about the area we look after, the frequency of our grounds maintenance, and your rentcharge and how to pay.


Site plan

Clicking on the icon below open a large PDF version of the site plan.

We manage all the green areas on the development as well as the hedgerows, all the trees, the footpaths, the children’s play areas, the attenuation basin, and the site furniture.


Service schedule

This table shows the estate management we have responsibility for and the frequency of our service.

Reference Works required (once transferred) Visits p.a.
Play area Visual inspection 26
Physical inspection 12
Boundary maintenance ad hoc
Sinking fund 0.1
Amenity grass Mowing 16
Trees (new and existing) remedial work 1
Woodland planting Maintenance 8
Hedgerows Cutting 1
Strim base 2
Footpath Maintenance 2
Attenuation swales Strim to banks 2
Remove obstructions 0.5
River vegetation Strim to banks 1
Remove obstructions 0.5
Other landscaping Badger fencing, boardwalk, viewing platform, perma-cribb wall, car park ad hoc


Estate rentcharge

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.