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DGHP

Grierson House
The Crichton
Bankend Road
Dumfries, DG1 4ZS


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01387 242800 (Sales)
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Factoring

In the last two years, DGHP has set up a new Factoring service. The aim of the service is to “provide a simple, cost effective way of obtaining agreement for, and organising common repairs, working with our tenants and other owners/ residents, to ensure that multi-tenure blocks are well maintained”.

What is a factor?

A factor is a person, or an organisation (DGHP in this case), who manages the common parts of a property on behalf of the owners. The factor acts on behalf of owners to keep the property in a good state of repair and to apportion costs for common repairs or other works. The common parts of a property include the building structure, roof, close, communal stairway and backcourt.

Our Factoring Service provides:

  • A staff team dedicated to working for the benefit of owners and residents in the management and maintenance of common areas.
  • A responsive maintenance service for minor repairs up to an agreed value.
  • A grounds maintenance service for common gardens.
  • Lighting in communal stairways.
  • A 24hrs a day/7 days a week emergency repairs phone line.
  • Regular inspections of common areas including stairways, roofs, gardens.
  • Pay contractors and collect owners share of the costs.
  • The opportunity for DGHP to co-ordinate major maintenance works and improvements on behalf of owners including identifying available grant funding.

There is an annual management fee of £85 that pays for the Factoring service and administration of the service including:

  • Research Titles and Deeds of Condition
  • Consultation with owners
  • Regular inspection of the communal areas
  • Creation of a 5-year maintenance plan
  • Issuing invoices for charges
  • Tendering and obtaining estimates
  • Instructing works
  • Maintaining accurate records
  • Pursuing bad debts

 

 

 

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