Pre-handover of new development to lpm

When lpm are approached to take handover of a new development, from either a developer or Residents’ Association, there are strict internal processes to be adhered to.  

  • lpm must ensure that we have the appropriate supporting documentation to allow us to effectively manage the development including the ‘Deed of Conditions’, which is a legally binding document that both lpm and homeowners must adhere to.  
  • lpm request a signed ‘Contract Terms and Conditions’ from the developer, which details the finer points as to how services will be managed within each development.      
  • Information such as Communal Drawings, Homeowner Details, Health and Safety Certification and Factoring Floats where applicable, are also required and are essential prior to lpm being able to effectively commence the management of any development.

Pre-handover liaison

Prior to handover, our Business Development representatives regularly visit developments to assess the conditions, particularly when construction works are nearing completion.   Doing this, we can easily identify areas which may require further attention prior to handover taking place. 

In 2016, the primary reason preventing handover, was communal landscaping not being satisfactorily completed.

Our Business Development Team ensures handover only takes place when areas are ready for maintenance.

lpm will not accept handover of sub-standard work, as in doing so we expose ourselves and Clients to potential charges, should lpm need to rectify any defective maintenance issues. 

Should you require further information on any part of the 'Handover' process, please contact

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