Investing in your home

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Our plans to invest

Keeping your house in a good, safe condition is important to us

Unitas is responsible for spending the housing rent money on improving the council-owned houses in the city.

Our investment programme is based upon the findings of our Asset Management Strategy and results from stock condition surveys and stock options appraisals. Every year we spend approximately £20m a number of different improvement programmes.

These improvement programmes can vary from a programme of kitchen replacements or central heating and boiler upgrades, to a full estate scheme of works, which includes new roofs, pointing, front and rear doors and external works to pathways and gates as well as kitchens, bathrooms, boilers and smoke alarms.

The key aim is to ensure that your home stays in a good, safe condition for you to live in.

Leaseholders

Information for Leaseholders

A leaseholder is defined as someone who has bought a flat or maisonette for which the city council retains the freehold.

The council retains the freehold and is therefore the leaseholder’s landlord who has a legal duty to make sure that both parties (the city council and the leaseholder) keep to their respective obligations, as set out in the lease and provided by statute.

For example, the city council is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the building that the leaseholders’ homes are in, together with all shared areas and grounds (known as the common parts) and services subject to the leaseholders paying a proportionate amount towards the cost of such works.

Enquiries regarding your lease, improvements to your property or service charge enquiries please contact the leaseholderservices@stoke.gov.uk or 01782 235540

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Leaseholder - Five Year Investment Programme

This investment programme is an indicative plan reporting on stock data at the time of publication and is subject to change year on year.

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Home improvement programme

Committed to keeping your home safe

If your home is going to be included in an improvement programme, you will be allocated a Customer Liaison Advisor who will be in contact with you to provide you with the following information:

Works to be carried out

Who is carrying out the works

How long the works will take

How to prepare your home before work starts

Upcoming projects

Completed Projects

Dresden Bungalows

Our latest project included Roofs, External Wall Insulation, Electric Upgrades, Chimneys and Doors in bungalows across six streets and was completed in three phases. 

 

We took our Drone out to survey the site: 

Hilton and Lodge Road

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Lodge and Hilton Road, Hartshill, is a long-term project which has comprised upgrades to 17 bungalows. These have included roofs, windows, doors, kitchens, lighting and installation of smoke alarms. 

Contact us

If you have further questions please get in touch.

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