When housing projects take off, it is sometimes difficult to know who is the main project manager. Where there is a project in a town centre for example, taking down of old warehouse or shopping precinct, to be replaced with social housing, there will inevitably be some kind of ‘sweetener’ on offer to help the planning deal go through. Maybe a new school is to be provided, or perhaps a small play ground area with one or two items of play apparatus.
Once the social housing is up, usually the first to be finished so they can be filled with rent payers, there’s the matter of maintenance and continued care for the properties. Usually a contracting company is appointed on behalf of the developers to take on regular visits for grass cutting, public amenity clearance etc. Knowing who that is can be a challenge and this is where maintenance service information is so critical for continued care.