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BNS – assisting homeowners on the ever-increasing burden of managing your housing estate

BNS have been appointed as professional managing agents of an increasing number of mixed-tenure housing estate developments in recent years.

Local authorities are less frequently adopting public open spaces resulting in homeowners being responsible for the management of the communal areas of their development.

Through successfully being appointed by developers and residents alike on a wide variety of local housing estates, BNS have vast experience of managing and maintaining areas of public open space, play areas, ecology mitigation areas, wildflower meadows, areas of woodland, sewage pumping stations, sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS), private roads and street lighting.

Bruce Clothier, operations director advised: “Due to the changing nature of how housing estates are maintained and financially managed, we have been working with developers of housing estates for many years, typically as early as the planning stage to assist with highlighting potential issues which may impact the management of the estate beyond completion.

“Through time, local authorities have handed the management responsibilities of private housing estates to the homeowners themselves which has led to a lack of understanding as well as an element of surprise for certain purchasers when they realise they have to legally contribute to the costs of maintaining the public open spaces surrounding their property.

“We find that where the prospective purchasers have been pro-actively informed of their financial and legal obligations towards the upkeep of their estate, less time and queries arise which upholds the developer’s reputation, alleviates unnecessary time and cost for all parties, and ensures the property purchase and continued tenure is a positive experience”.

Visit www.bns.co.uk for more information on how BNS can assist you.

 

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