Your Repair Responsibilities

Help to keep your property in good condition

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have changed the way we are delivering some of our services

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As our tenant you have a responsibility to keep your property in a good state of repair.

The details of your responsibilities are set out in your tenancy agreement and include:

  • Internal decoration of your home
  • Looking after your garden
  • Repairing any damage caused to your home by you, your family or visitors
  • If you have been a victim of crime make sure you report it to the police and get a crime reference number so that we can make repairs free of charge
  • Unblocking drains, sinks and baths up to the main drain
  • Replacing door keys or fobs
  • Removing rubbish from your home
  • Repairing broken glazing
  • Changing fuses, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes as needed
  • Connecting cookers and fires (using Gas Safe engineers for any gas appliances)
  • Plumbing in washing machines
  • Replacing bath and sink plugs and chains
  • Cleaning windows


Chargeable repairs

You can arrange for us to carry out some repairs that are your responsibility but you will be charged. You must be up-to-date with payments to us before booking any chargeable repair work.


What to do when a contractor visits your home

If you arrange for one of our contractors to come to your home to carry out work you must:

  • Make sure someone aged over 16 is there
  • Be polite, if there is any aggressive or violent behaviour our contractor will leave
  • Prepare the area where the work will be taking place by clearing the space and removing pictures or ornaments to keep them out of harms way
  • Have valid household contents insurance in case of any accidental damage. For advice on this contact your housing officer
  • Let us know as soon as possible If you need to cancel the appointment
  • Not smoke indoors while the contractor is in your home