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The importance of a Planned Maintenance Programme (PMP) is clear to anyone involved in property maintenance. A building is a valuable asset and regular, carefully planned maintenance is essential to minimise deterioration. Earl Kendrick Associates are adept at preparing Planned Maintenance Programmes for all types of residential blocks, from large new build, mixed-use developments through to period and listed buildings.
The key benefits of a comprehensively Planned Maintenance Programme include:
The first step is for the surveyor to undertake a detailed survey of your building so that any necessary work on the building can be prioritised and to ensure that any other works are carried out at the same time to create economies of scale in terms of fixed costs, like scaffolding. A good PMP will also take into account the recommendations of other specialist reports such as those written for lift and communal heating plant, and statutory reports such as the fire risk assessment or an asbestos survey.
A good PMP covers everything from mechanical and electrical services and structural condition to redecorating and gutter clearing. Decisions about what maintenance works should be carried out and which are priorities are determined by technical experts who understand the life-cycle of the building and the tell-tale signs of deterioration. This not only prevents any unpleasant and expensive surprises when things unexpectedly go wrong; when a group of leaseholders are collectively responsible for repairs, it also prevents expensive and time-consuming disputes.
The key is to develop a programme of maintenance work that is comprehensive, well-organised and affordable. This makes a PMP a vital tool to help managing agents, property owners or anyone else responsible for managing property to set reliable levels of service charge, and plan for expenditure and reserve funds for the cost of future repair and maintenance of a building. It also helps occupiers and leaseholders understand their financial contribution towards future capital expenditure.Contact Us