We are committed to providing a high quality service and completing repairs within timescales.
I have a repair to report - what do I do?
When reporting a repair please give as much information as possible about the repair required and access arrangements.
We will need to know:
- Your name, address and telephone number;
- All the repairs that need to be done;
- As much information as possible about the repair to help us to send the right trades operative or team to fix it (for example – which room or part of the house needs to be repaired and how the problem happened);
- Times when someone is usually at home (so that the workers can get access).
You can report a repair using our website by clicking on the button below or by contacting the Association.
What will happen after I report a repair?
After you report a repair, we will provide you with:
- details of the work ordered;
- the timescale within which we will complete the repair; and
- the name of the contractor who will carry out the work.
Do I have responsibility for repairs in my home?
The responsibility for looking after your home is shared between you and the Association - please visit our responsibilities page to learn more.
How long will it take?
The length of time it will take to complete your repair depends on the type of repair.
Routine repairs - these are everyday repairs. Our aim is to get these completed within five working days of being reported.
Urgent repairs - This applies to any repair that needs to be completed quickly but is not an immediate risk to health or the safety of the property. We aim to get these completed within three working days of being reported.
Emergency repairs - These are repairs that present immediate risks to your safety, security, health or could lead to serious damage to the property. Please visit our Emergency Repairs page which details what is an emergency repair and timescales.
In the event of an emergency/out of hours repair, please call 0800 595 595.
Frozen or burst pipes
During periods of extreme cold weather there is a risk of pipes freezing and bursting. To prevent this from happening:
- Keep heat circulating in all rooms.
- Report any dripping taps and/or pipes on 0800 595 595.
- Find your main stopcock in case of leaks. This is often under your kitchen sink or in a room where water is used on the ground floor (e.g. bathroom/kitchen).
- If you are going to be away for a period of time over the winter, ask a trusted friend or family member keep an eye on your home.
Please do not attempt to thaw them by putting the immersion heater or central heating boiler on or by applying a direct flame.
If you have a burst pipe please follow these steps:
- Turn off water at the stopcock or tap.
- Switch off your immersion heater or boiler.
- Open all hot and cold taps to drain them of any remaining water AFTER the stop valve has been turned off. This will help minimise damage.
- Switch off your electricity supply at the mains if there’s any chance that water could come into contact with wiring or fittings.
- Call our emergency repair number on 0800 595 595