Living Here: Contract & Building Work Guidelines
1. There are allocated places for deliveries, guest parking is allowed for no more than 20mins. The vehicles of residents and delivery drivers on the forecourt for the purpose of short-term loading or unloading must display hazard warning lights at all times.
Above 20mins there is allocated parking at the side of the building which is subject to a 10£/day charge to be paid and arranged via the porter (a receipt is issued).
WORKING HOURS FOR NOISE
2. Noise from apartment maintenance, re-modelling and re-decorating is clearly unavoidable. but please ask your workmen to consider other residents and keep noise too a minimum. However, such work including maintenance and home improvement etc. where you do the work yourself – is only permitted between the hours of 9am.- 2pm and between 4 pm – 6pm on Mondays to Fridays inclusive and between the hours of 9am – 2pm on Saturdays.
No such work is permitted on Sundays or bank holidays except in the cases of an acknowledged emergency.
USE OF LIFTS
3. The use of the lifts by tradesmen or their materials is strictly prohibited.
USE OF COMMON PARTS
4. Contractors who need to use to common parts areas whilst working in an apartment must ensure their materials do not obstruct the corridors. Your contractor must clear up any mess at the end of each working day, remove it and vacate site by 6pm Mon-Fri and 2pm Saturdays, (Contractors rubbish must not be dumped in the refuse bins or anywhere else on the estate). Failure to comply with this simple request may result in the individual residents being charged to clear up the mess along with a suspension of their contractors parking rights.
KEYS AND ACCESS
5. All keys left with the porter should be for access to the apartment only and will be security tagged on receipt. If the management are required to gain emergency access in accordance with the lease conditions using a locksmith, costs will be attributed to individuals if a spare key is not available.
Residents must inform the Duty Porter of any workman who will be coming in to carry out repairs, renovations, etc, – especially if they are doing this whilst you are away. Such workman employed on the site must carry adequate public liability insurance and a health and safety policy document.
By inviting workmen onto the site a resident becomes responsible for their actions. Workmen are required by law (fire regulations) to register their presence with the estates staff on arrival and to inform them when leaving.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CONTRACTORS
EMPLOYED AT CHATSWORTH COURT
The following terms and conditions are applicable to all contractors
working at Chatsworth Court.
1. All contractors, private and estate authorised, must register on their arrival and declare the nature of the works to be carried out at the House Manager’s office. Contractors are required to notify location of the works.
2. All contractors wishing to work on site are required to have adequate public liability insurance (minimum £2 million) as well as comprehensive insurance for all vehicles in order to carry out their works. They must also be suitably registered for payment of tax for invoices raised privately or against the estate by being suitably registered CIS card holders or registered companies.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
3. All works are to be carried out in a safe manner, and all required safety procedures adhered to. Any works carried out in an unsafe manner will be stopped by the buildings staff until the relevant safety standards are met. A method statement must be produced for any works which are to be carried out in the communal areas or which require the use of scaffolding, overhead working or power tools.
4. Any rubbish, old appliances or materials of any description removed or replaced in the course of works are to be removed from site by the contractor. Any contractors waste removed by site staff will be charged against the offending flat for removal (currently £200 per event) regardless of size or quantity. Where numerous removals are required the charge will be multiplied.
WORK IN COMMON/PUBLIC AREAS
5. Contractors are not authorised to work in common/public areas unless specifically authorised to do so by the House Manager. Where such permission is granted, the contractor is responsible for leaving the area in a clean and tidy condition. Failure to do so will incur contract-cleaning charges based on an hourly rate of £20 per hour. (This also applies to any additional cleaning that is required in the event of refuse removal described above).
6. Contractors will, if possible be allowed to park in the Service Road on arrival (between 08:30 – 18:00), parking in resident’s bays at the front of the building or any other breach of the regulations shall result in the automatic loss of their parking privileges.
CONTRACTORS ACTION ON LEAVING CHATSWORTH COURT
7. Contractors leaving the site must notify the duty porter in order to comply with fire safety regulations, and book in again on return.
SITE ACCESS TIMES FOR CONTRACTORS
8. Contractors are permitted on site between the hours of 08:30 -18:00 hrs Mon-Fri and between 09:00-12:30 Saturdays. Please note, Power tools or noisy works are not permitted outside of the hours specified above or between the hours of 14:00-16:00.