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Liberty begins £5.4 million contract with Sovereign Housing Association

Liberty, the award-winning property services company, will provide Sovereign Housing Association residents across the South West and Thames Valley with confidence in their electrical equipment for the next six years.

The business has secured the multi-million-pound contract to deliver Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) testing and remedial works to 5,500 Sovereign properties including homes, offices and commercial buildings.

“The tender was split into four lots and we were pleased to be successful in securing all four,” says Chris Gilmore, Liberty’s Regional Director for the South West and Wales.

“We’ll be looking after homes and properties from Exeter and Gloucester in the west to Christchurch, Poole and the Isle of Wight on the south coast and up to Berkshire, Oxford and Reading in the Thames Valley.

“It builds on the success of our existing electrical contracts in this vast geographical area and is testament to Liberty’s reputation for being smart and straightforward to work with.”

Peter Bailey, Assistant Director for Compliance Services from Sovereign Housing Association echoes this. “Liberty offers value for money, but more than that, we know they have respect and trust as their core values and that fits with our approach as a leading not-for-profit landlord. Our emphasis is on providing a great service to our customers by constantly investing in the communities we serve, and we are confident that Liberty will enhance our ability to achieve this.”

The contract, which is worth £900,000 per annum for six years will involve a rolling programme of EICR testing to ensure certificates are valid for five years. An inspection will also take place at each change of tenancy.

Sovereign Housing Association is one of the largest social housing landlords in the country, providing 61,000affordable homes across the South of England and the Isle of Wight.

Liberty is an expert in the full range of property services including reactive and planned maintenance across all technical disciplines, refurbishments, mechanical and electrical projects, construction and whole-home decarbonisation.