Birmingham’s council tenants will start to benefit from an improved repairs and maintenance service this week following an intensive evaluation process that also sees substantial savings estimated at around £13 million over the next four years.
Until now, most tenants have two contractors to deal with – one for repairs and one for any issues with gas. From Friday 1 April the new four year contracts will operate on a geographical basis and will deal with all repairs, maintenance, gas servicing and home improvements.
New arrangements will see-
– tenants living in the north of the city supported by Keepmoat
– tenants living in west central and east Birmingham supported by Wates Living Space Maintenance
– tenants living in the south of the city supported by Willmott Dixon
Full details can be found here: http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/cs/Satellite/order-a-repair?packedargs=website%3D4&rendermode=live
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Details of contracts –
Keepmoat, approx. 8,865 properties, north of the city – Sutton Coldfield and Erdington districts
Wates Living Space, approx. 12, 664 properties in west central Birmingham – Perry Barr and Ladywood districts – and 18,363 properties in east Birmingham – Hodge Hill, Yardley and Hall Green districts (31, 027 properties in total)
Willmott Dixon, approx. 23,429 properties in south Birmingham – Edgbaston, Selly Oak and Northfield districts