All too often, the day-to-day running of a future building is far from the thoughts of the people busy designing it.
That’s why Kay & Co offers a specialist advisory service to developers, offering years of experience that can avoid wasted time, trouble and costs further down the track.
Our clients include major pension funds and property developers including Royal London, Redrow Homes and AXA Real Estate Investment Management.
We offer guidance on a whole host of crucial building issues, including design, planning, defects, systems set-up, contractor selection, lease structure, sinking fund planning, staffing and concierge services (from a lobby porter to a full 5 star-plus bespoke operation).
Kay & Co will help prepare draft service charge budgets based on the infrastructure of the building in order to achieve accurate and fair charges for residents. If you have not had experience with Service Charges, we are here to explain how it works and ensure that all aspects relating to the running costs of your property are fully covered.
Through our broad range of contacts, we can assist in the selection and introduction of contractors to look after your building management issues.
We have extensive experience in setting up right to manage companies should the developer wish to handover the management of the building to the residents upon completion.
Whether it’s a part time concierge, or a full time 5 star team of professionals, we can recruit to your requirements. We work in conjunction with the leading specialist to deliver a bespoke service specific to your building and its clientele.
Should this be required, we can apply our expertise in introducing you to our carefully selected Facilities Management (FM) companies with Material & Equipment (M&E) expertise. This covers areas such as air conditioning, elevators, heating, ventilation, security and alarm systems, plumbing, carbon emissions, energy supply, fire safety and building façade.
It is inevitable that buildings require on-going minor repair work and in addition, there will be need for additional services such as cleaning, gardening and window cleaning. Kay & Co will assist with the preparation and specifications for all such works and once agreed, we’ll oversee them to conclusion.
Our in-house experts at Kay & Co will consult with the developer on establishing long-term agreements and will also advise on all relevant legislative and regulatory issues, including general interpretation of leases.
Our experience allows us to offer detailed guidance for areas of the building that are not always considered. For example, where is the best place to locate the refuse bins, electricity meters, storage rooms for contractors cleaning equipment and so on in order to ensure that these are managed efficiently.