Cordery Castle has signed Brentwood Housing Trust as a ‘pathfinder partner’ for its Castle Management System (CMS), a housing and asset management platform specifically designed for housing providers with up to 6,000 properties.
Cordery Castle said that CMS covers everything smaller housing providers need, from tenant management to rent collection, and maintenance scheduling through to strategic asset management.
Val Fulcher, chief executive, Brentwood Housing Trust, said, “With almost 200 homes and hundreds of tenants to care for, we are always looking for ways to make a difference. When Cordery Castle approached us to be one of their pathfinder projects we jumped at the chance.”
Richard Cordery, managing director, Cordery Castle, said, “Having worked in the social housing sector throughout my career, I have seen at first-hand how difficult it can be to keep on top of compliance audits, stock condition reviews, budget forecasting, contractor vetting and so on.
“Of course, there are software systems already available but we felt that these were aimed at the ‘mega trusts’ who can afford to employ teams of specialists to operate them. There didn’t seem to be an affordable, easy-to-use solution for small- and medium-sized organisations who are trying to get by with just a few members of staff. That’s why we developed the Castle Management System.”