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Utility Management - Hiring Temps Vs Someone New Vs Outsourcing

Posted by Andrew Read on Mar 19, 2018 11:27:40 AM

New build utility management is a fragmented role that straddles multiple departments. While you may have a nominated individual who ultimately receives the piles of invoices at the end of the process, often without the back-up data to validate them, this will have touched multiple departments before getting to that point.

On that basis, for the purposes of this article, I am going to assume that managing this internally would involve a temp or permanent recruit within the finance team. Also, for this person to have any chance of functioning efficiently, he or she will need significant support from other departments.

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Topics: Outsourcing Utility Management

How Housebuilders Can Avoid The Build Up Of Utility Invoices & Queries

Posted by Andrew Read on Mar 12, 2018 4:57:39 PM


A robust, system based process for managing utilities is the only way of avoiding a build-up of utility invoices and queries within the new build process. However, a typical housebuilder’s systems do not generally provide the level of sophistication required for effectively managing the utility part of their business. Therefore the management of this aspect often depends on standalone spreadsheets set up by the individual tasked with dealing with the incoming invoices.

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Topics: Utility Invoices And Queries

3 Ways To Help Avoid Utility Meter Installation Delays

Posted by Andrew Read on Mar 5, 2018 10:00:55 AM

The timing of utility meter installations are critical to planned handover dates, which in turn are vital to the financial performance of the companies in question. Therefore, it is really important to have a robust process in place for ensuring these installations can be and are called off at the appropriate time.

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Topics: Utility Meter Installation

How Utility Handover Problems Affect Your Buyer Journey

Posted by Andrew Read on Feb 26, 2018 11:48:49 AM

The handover of utility supplies from house builder to purchaser, be that a private purchaser or local authority / housing association, is a key component to the successful buyer journey. There are a number of elements within this process that can go wrong during the building phase and during and shortly after handover that you should be aware of to give yourselves the best chance of keeping your customer happy.

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Topics: Utility Handover

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