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The Scheme of Management was introduced to Bournville under Section 19 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 and places obligations on freehold occupiers that are designed to help retain the original character of individual properties and the uniqueness of our estate and amenities.

One of these obligations includes the payment of a management charge which represents a proportion of the cost incurred by BVT in maintaining and repairing the estate.

The Management Charge contributes towards:

  • Routine maintenance of open space on the Bournville Estate owned by BVT (e.g. routine grass cutting, hedge trimming etc.)
  • Routine maintenance and renewal of un-adopted roads and pavements and lighting
  • Other BVT-owned features (trip rails, noticeboards, bins, benches etc.)
  • Tree surgery and tree replacement planting programme

The Management Charge is reviewed annually in line with the index of increases in pay negotiated and agreed by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services.

You are responsible for paying the Management Charge whilst you remain the owner of the property.  If you sell your property you should arrange with your buyer and/or your respective solicitors to apportion the management charge at the time of sale.  Solicitors and Estate Agents selling property on the Estate should make buyers aware of the Scheme of Management.

As the legal owner of the property, you are responsible for the Management Charge whether you live at the property or not.  If someone is renting the property from you whilst you are away, you may decide to make them responsible for paying the Management Charge.  You should notify us, in any event, if you are renting the property, giving us details of the occupier, and provide us with a forwarding address.

If you are in any doubt whether your property is included, please contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 333 6540.

For our charges for Shropshire, please visit the ‘Charges for Shropshire’ page.

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