Site Wide Updates

Please see correspondence from the Side Wide Management Company about the change to a Community Interest Company and the budget for 2021/22. Only those that attended the residents meeting back in January and who expressed an interest in being members will have been contacted so it is being posted here so that everyone, including those that have moved here recently, has a chance to become involved.

The correspondence consists of an e-mail (below) and a newsletter containing more information and details (in pdf format), which can be viewed and/or downloaded here.

Dear Channels Resident

Please find attached a newsletter containing details of the Site Wide Service Charge Accounts and the conversion of the company into a Community Interest Company. Some of you will have already had this by post and/or from your residents Management Company.

You are receiving this email because we have heard from you on a Channels matter, or you have specially asked to be included, but please do tell us immediately if you would prefer not to hear from us. Equally, please tell / share this with your fellow residents and encourage them to contact us if they would like to be added. See also our Email pledge below.

At the same time if I can answer a couple of questions I have already had from some residents:

Community Interest Company (“CIC”)

Please let us know if you would like to become a member of the CIC, by email is fine – please include your address ALSO let us know if you would like to be a representative director, or nominate someone else to be (It is intended to have one representative director for each developer parcel).

Site Wide Service Charge

As explained in the previous newsletters and in the attached document, there are TWO service charges:

1: Site Wide Open Space Service Charge

2: Local Open Space Service Charge

We are only responsible for the Site Wide aspects. Each Local Area is managed separately (see also below).

Please note that the fact that you have paid your Local Area service charge does not mean that you have paid your Site Wide service charge

Who Owes What?

This varies depending upon which area you are in, as follows:

Bellway Area
This is managed by your own residents management company = Channels Chelmsford Management Company Ltd. They are responsible for collecting the Site Wide charges from you and paying us. They are aware of the charges and will advise you of what is owed and when.

Croudace Area
This is managed by your own residents management company = The Lanes (Channels Chelmsford) Management Company Ltd. They are aware of the site wide service charges that are owing in respect of your properties BUT have not asked you to pay this, they have asked us to collect the Site Wide Charge from you directly. You will all have received a statement showing what is owed.

Home Group Area
This is managed by Home Group directly. They have asked us to charge the residents directly from the time that you have bought your property.
They have paid all the site wide service charge up until the date that you purchased your property. In some cases that leaves a small amount owing by you and we will send those of you where that applies a statement showing how much you owe.

Marden Areas
They are responsible for the Site Wide service charge for their areas

As stated above there are some Site Wide accounts unpaid. We are NOT asking anyone to make up for the unpaid amounts – that would be very unfair to those people who have paid. Please rest assured that everyone who owes their Site Wide charge will be required to pay it.

Please therefore pay the amount shown on your statement.

If you have any questions please do email residents@channelscic.co.uk with any queries. Given the number of residents and to try and keep costs down we prefer to deal with queries by email if possible but I will of course call you if that is required.

All the best and we hope you are enjoying Channels as the weather improves

Hugo

PG Property Management Ltd

For the Channels Management Company Ltd

Managing the Channels Estate

If you have any questions about the content, please direct them to Channels Management Company Ltd at: residents@channelscic.co.uk

Channels Management Company: Residents News April 2021