Answering your questions
Who are Qualis Property Solutions?
We are the management services company of Qualis Group Ltd. We are responsible for carrying out day to day repairs, planned maintenance and emergency repair services for customers renting their homes from Epping Forest District Council.
Who are Qualis Group?
Qualis Group has been established by Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) to ensure that the council’s objectives to create more jobs, grow the local economy, improve housing and public amenities are achieved going forward.
What are the subsidiary companies that form Qualis Group?
The Qualis Group consists of three companies. Qualis Commercial, Qualis Property Solutions and Qualis Living. Each of these companies will have a common purpose to enhance the District through regeneration, investment and asset management to support the community.
What does Qualis do with its profits?
Unlike other developers on the open market who will keep any profits made, all profits made by Qualis Group will be reinvested back into protecting front line services and keeping Council Tax low.
Why was Qualis Property Solutions Setup?
Qualis Property Solutions was setup to provide efficient and high-quality services to customers of Epping Forest District Council. The repairs contract with Mears was due to expire in 2020 and as a result, Qualis Property Solutions was formed.
Where are Qualis Property Solutions based?
As part of the initial setup to deliver the repair service and to ensure lower costs, we continue to use the depot at Oakwood Hill as a base of operations.
What are Qualis Property Solutions doing to reduce its carbon footprint?
We continue to review the options to reduce our carbon emissions as a business, in particular our fleet. Currently electric vehicles (vans of the size and load capacity which are required to deliver the maintenance service) will not be available, at the earliest, until 2022. There is currently limited infrastructure and electric charge points around the district, which is challenging given the vast geography which we need to cover. This will take several years to evolve and for the market to mature. We are trialling this year, two medium size hybrid vehicles. We will review the success of these and then consider our strategy for a phased roll out to the fleet, when vehicles come up for renewal.
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