If you purchase a Countryside Home that comes with shared or communal facilities as part of the development, the management and upkeep of these amenities will be necessary.
On going management and maintenance of shared or communal facilities is required at some of our developments
This most typically applies to developments with apartments that include shared areas and services along with developments that feature communal parking or courtyards.
If the tenure of your home is leasehold, management and maintenance arrangements are usually required as these tend to have communal areas. Similarly if there are public open spaces and play area’s at your development, then you are likely to have a management fee, even if your house is freehold.
Examples of these shared areas, or services are:
- Communal grounds, gardens or play areas
- Cleaning services, for windows, shared hallways
- Communal heating, lighting and air conditioning
- Private roadways, communal drives, parking and garaging
- Storage areas
- Private drainage services
To ensure these facilities and amenities are cared for appropriately, we appoint a management company. This company will be a specialist firm that are experienced in managing residential developments and fully conversant with all the current legislation that govern them.
They will be responsible for all the maintenance obligations set out in the property leases and transfers and acts on behalf of the residents. In most cases the management company will also be responsible for the collection of the appropriate management fees, and/or ground rent.
A management company's responsibilities can include:
- Enforcing covenants where appropriate
- Holding service charge contributions in secure, designated trust accounts
- Arranging for certified annual accounts to be circulated after each service year charge
The appointment of a management company allows residents to enjoy their new homes, reassured and with peace of mind that all communal issues are being dealt with professionally.
While every effort will be made to ensure all home owners receive a positive service, there may be occasions where there are problems arise, in these instances you should contact the managing company and they will work with you to provide a resolution.