Lettings services

Overview

We offer quality advice in all aspects of premises hire including insurance and charging mechanisms focusing on essential safeguarding requirements.

The Lettings Service assist you in maximising and promoting the use of your premises to generate income.

We actively seek to establish sustainable links with the community, supporting children, young people and diverse user groups in Bury.

What the service provides

  • Liaison with customers to facilitate hire of premises via a thorough application process

  • Issue and or retention of contractual agreements

  • Monitoring of lettings via central electronic systems

  • Provision of a tailored lettings charge for your school based on actual running costs

  • Guidance on current legislation in all aspects of premises hire

  • Income projections/reconciliations contributing to realistic budget forecasts for your school

  • Prompt raising/monitoring of invoices and reimbursement of income to schools 

  • Adjustment of invoices and issue of refunds, credits, reminder letters, in line with the Authority outstanding debt procedure

  • Upon request, premises details can be made available via the Bury Council website to market and promote your facilities

Benefits to your school

You will benefit from:

  • A service that cares about the welfare of children and young people, in line with national safeguarding standards.

  • Highly experienced officers offering comprehensive advice, support and guidance on premises hire in adherence with the Governors Handbook 2015

  • A tailored approach, recognising each premises strengths and opportunities for diversification to encourage a broad spectrum of community use

  • In addition to Schools we have experience of trading with Academies, Libraries, Children's Centres and Youth buildings

  • Maximisation and sustainability of income from use of premises (as included within the Schools Financial Value Standard)

Service level agreement (SLA) information

pdf icon SLA - Lettings [138kb]

Costs

Annual service costs are provided separately directly to schools.

An introductory rate may be negotiable for those new to the service, dependent upon the activity concerned, where you will benefit from the full facilitation of the Lettings Service. Please enquire.