Property Management Reading – Case study
This case study is based on a development of 50 flats built in the late 1960s and located in Reading near the University of Reading.
For many years this development relied upon the services of one of its lessees to provide the role of Managing Agent for the estate. This included issuing service charges, collecting service charge monies, running the company administration, managing the extensive grounds in conjunction with the gardeners, and generally ensuring that the estate was maintained in good order.
Upon the death of this resident there was quickly a realisation by the rest of the residents as to how much work was involved in running the estate.
To complicate matters further it was discovered that the cladding around the building had hidden a deterioration of the timbers beneath and specialist help was urgently required.
Cleaver Property Management was interviewed and it was soon agreed that we should provide the necessary administrative and management skills needed to deal with both the cladding issue and the day-to-day running of the estate.
The cladding has now been successfully replaced, all the flat roofs refurbished and communal SKY systems installed in all flats.
Cyclical maintenance has also been set up alongside a rolling five-year plan, all of which has ensured that this development is now fully restored to its original glory.