R. Benson is successfully delivering in excess of 1,000 voids per annum for social and private landlords across London and the South East. Using our directly employed skilled multi-trades teams we quickly return refurbished, defect free, properties to our partners. We help our partners to minimise ‘key to key’ turnaround times returning homes to new residents and reducing lost rent income.
Using our team of directly employed, qualified tradespeople enables us to provide flexibility to our clients and ensures a demonstrable high-quality service. Our directly employed trades people include; NIC EIC electricians, Gas Safe registered plumbers, painters and decorators, carpenters, plasterers, roofers, flooring specialists, tilers and groundworkers.
Typical void contracts fall into two categories, minor voids and major voids and both ensure properties are brought up to a ‘minimum lettable standard’ prior to being relet. Minor voids are typically returned with 1 to 15 days and involve clearance, cleaning, light refurbishment works and safety checks. Major voids are returned in 15 to 25 days and can include structural work, complete internal refurbishments, rewiring and external upgrades.
Typical void refurbishment works include:
- Property and Garden Clearance
- Pest control
- Gas and Electrical Safety Inspections
- Painting and Decorating
- Tiling and Flooring
- Replacing kitchens and bathrooms
- Replacing boilers and/or heating systems
- Electrical upgrades and rewires
- Replacing windows and doors
- Roofing and brickwork repairs
- Structural alterations
- Delivery of adaptation works
Our experienced multi-trade voids teams have robust procedures in place to ensure properties are returned within with zero defects and within agreed turnaround times. This ensures our clients can confidently release properties to new residents on the agreed dates.
We work with each client to create bespoke specifications for their housing stock. Our dedicated procurement department work with suppliers to negotiate competitive pricing based on individual requirements.
Get in touch with our team to find out more.