Estate services

Estate Services at Watford Community Housing involves the upkeep of external communal areas, including communal cleaning flat blocks, communal window cleaning and grounds maintenance. 

Estate Services also includes litter picking of external areas, snow clearance, and carrying out small communal repairs, such as removing broken glass, cutting back any overgrown shrubs that block paths and unblocking any drains or gulleys in communal areas.

Estate Services arrange for collection and disposal of all fly-tipping on our land, and keep an eye out for any abandoned vehicles on our estates, making them a clean, tidy and safe place to live.

We work in partnership with Glendale to maintain and upkeep the grounds on our estates. Glendale cut the grass, cut back shrubs, help with clearing and cleaning and tree surgery. You can find out more about what Glendale do in your area, and when they'll next be cutting grass in your postcode, by visiting our local site here

You can also read our Estates Services policy here


Estate inspections - join us!

We invite all of our tenants, local councillors and any other residents who are interested to join us for Estate Inspections, which take place four times a year in all of our 20 community areas. The inspections focus on picking up any areas for concern outside, such as litter, disrepair and other external issues. Please check the Estate Inspection schedules for details of dates, and if you’re interested please get in touch on


Become a Resident Inspector!

If you’d prefer a more hands-on approach, you can become one of our Resident Inspectors. Open to anyone in the community (not just our residents), being a Resident Inspector will help us to shape the service we provide through our grounds maintenance and cleaning contracts. You’ll be given a score guide, and asked to rate the grounds and cleanliness of your area/block. We’ll look at your scores and feed back to our contractors to make sure your voices are heard. If you’d like to be a Resident Inspector, get in touch with us on or by calling 01923 209183.