Tenants

Caretaking responsibilities

Caretakers carry out duties on your block or estate, which include

  • Health and Safety checks.
  • Cleaning refuse or bin chambers and where practical, clear blocked chutes or arrange for a contractor to remove obstacles
  • Replacing light bulbs and reporting lighting problems in stairwells and communal areas.
  • Mopping and sweeping lifts, lobbies, and all communal areas
  • Removing litter and debris from grassed areas and shrubs. Cleaning play areas and any other external areas within the block or estate.
  • Removing graffiti and arranging for bulk refuse clearance from designated areas and illegally dumped rubbish

 

Caretakers also make safe and report communal repairs, report vandalism and anti-social behaviour, improperly disposed rubbish, abandoned, untaxed vehicles or those which are illegally parked.

Caretakers are not responsible for the following

  • Gardening
  • Tree works (this is carried out by Waltham Forest Council)
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