With the launch of the Service charter for the Estates Department, the Department is committed to ensuring that our clients and stakeholders are provided with quality, efficient and effective service delivery.
The implementation of the Charter will involve a review of the way services are delivered to our customers. Mechanisms will be put in place to ensure compliance with the commitments made in the Charter and continuously assess the quality of service delivered.
The milestone of this Charter will be the extent to which the Estates Department will be able to address the ever-changing need of our customers.
PROF. P.M. F. MBITHI
DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR
(ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE)
The Estates Department is charged with the responsibility of managing the University’s properties, utilities and maintaining the housing registry and records of both landed property and facilities.
The Estates Department is committed to supporting the University in meeting its Vision, Mission and Core Values by providing effective and efficient services to our Customers.
This Service Charter is a commitment by the Department to deliver high quality services to our clients and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.
Your feedback will enable us improve on our service delivery.
TRACISIO. M. THUITA
OBJECTIVES OF THE SERVICE CHARTER
The Estates Department’s Service Charter sets the standards and the scope of
services to our customers. We are committed to providing quality services to all
our customers and appreciate feedback on how to improve on what we have
set to do.
The management of the University’s properties, housing, utilities and maintaining the registry and records of both landed property and facilities.
‘’To be a leader in the management of land and property and build a solid financial base so as to contribute to the success of the University’s Mission and Vision’’
To provide, maintain, maximize use of the current physical facilities, develop and re-develop existing land resource, facilitate acquisition of quality physical facilities and land resource to enable the University attain its Mission and Vision.
- Freedom of thought and expression
- Innovativeness and creativity
- Good corporate governance
- Team spirit and teamwork
- Quality customer service
- Responsible corporate citizenship and strong social responsibility
- Respect for and conservation of the environment
Main Clients of the Department
- University Tenants
- University Landlords/ their Managing agents
- Professional Bodies
- Local Authorities
- Ministry of Lands
- National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
- Water Supply and Regulatory Bodies
- Kenya Power Limited
Key Functions of the Department
To efficiently and effectively manage University Resources
- Overall management of University Land, building, houses.
- Pursue acquisition of titles to University land including lease extensions.
- Payment for land taxes e.g. Land Rates , Ground Rates
- Valuation of University properties.
- Proper maintenance, supply and servicing of utilities.
To ensure financial sustainability by maximizing returns from University Assets.
- Rent collection from houses and commercial properties on time to avoid arrears.
- Reduce voids on houses and commercial properties to avoid loss of returns.
- Debt reduction, pay rates and ground rent on time to avoid penalties.
- Secure water meters.
- Recover rent arrears.
To promote the image of the University both locally and internationally
- Ensure a clean environment.
- Ensure sufficient waste disposal
- Have clearly marked and strategically placed University signs.
- Ensure water and electricity bills are paid on time.
PRINCIPLES OF SERVICE DELIVERY
- Serve our clients with dignity, courtesy and respect.
- Provide efficient and effective service at all times
- Adhere to ethical and equitable service provision
- Uphold transparency, integrity and accountability at all times
- Maintain appropriate confidentiality.
Our Clients expect provision of services as follows:
- A transparent housing allocation process
- Efficient management of occupational leases
- Prompt payment of utility bills
- Timely payment of Ground Rates
- Timely payment of Land Rent
- Safe and healthy environment
- Courteous and timely responses to request and enquiries.
The Department expects its clients to:
- Treat staff with respect and courtesy
- Provide sufficient and accurate information to enable us give appropriate responses.
- Observe and adhere to rules and regulations.
- Provide feedback and comments on the quality of service rendered.
COMMITMENTS TO SERVICE DELIVERY
In our service delivery, we pledge that:
- A healthy, safe and pleasant environment shall be maintained.
- All complaints received shall be responded to within seven (7) working days.
- All offices shall be opened by 8.00 am.
- Electricity and water bills shall be paid within two (2 No ) weeks of receipt.
- Where a house is vacant and habitable, it shall be allocated within one (1 No ) month.
- All emergency exits shall be clearly marked.
- All fire extinguishers shall be serviced as per the contracts.
- All fire assembly points shall be clearly designated.
- This Service delivery charter will be reviewed every 2 years to accommodate new developments.
- The Department is a CORRUPTION FREE Department
- All complaints should be made to the Estates Manager.
- Feed back may be channeled via telephone, letters, email or suggestion boxes
- Confidentiality and privacy shall be respected at all times
- We welcome and value feedback on our performance to enable us improve on our service delivery to our customers.
Estates Department offices are located on top of the transport section offices which is behind the Engineering block (Engineering block is between Central Police Station and Norfolk Hotel).
All inquiries, comments or feedback should be addressed to:
The Estates Manager
University of Nairobi
P.O. Box 30197-00100
Tel: +254 020 318262 Ext. 28367
Fax: +254 020 316658
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