Updated: 5 January 2024
Emergency Repairs are true emergencies, the fault MUST carry the risk of immediate injury to people or major damage to property.
Emergency Repairs will be completed to all homes where required.
If there is a repairs emergency call us immediately on 0800 678 1894 to report the problem. You can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
We will make safe any emergency repairs within 4 hours and will aim to complete the job within 24 hours.
ALLOWING ACCESS: You will need to remain at your property until the operative arrives to make safe (within 4 hours or reporting).
Priority type repairs are not emergencies, but repairs which need to be carried out quickly to prevent further damage to the property and improve customer’s quality of life. These are repairs that do not cause immediate risk to the health and safety or security of the tenant or 3rd party and therefore not an emergency.
We aim to complete the job within 48 hours.
ALLOWING ACCESS: If you are given an appointment for a priority repair, you must arrange to be at home and allow access for the operative. You will be contacted by HMS with an appointment window.
These are repairs that can wait without causing major inconvenience.
If a maintenance or repair job is needed in your home but doesn’t pose a risk to the property or you and your family, it is classed as a routine repair, not an emergency or priority repair.
These works can be carried out at a scheduled appointment to suit the tenant’s availability (excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays). These repairs normally require the organisation of materials to facilitate the repair. We will aim to complete all routine repairs within *20 calendar days.
ALLOWING ACCESS: You must be home and allow access for your appointment.
*Due to high demand causing a backlog of repairs, we are currently offering appointments within 40 calendar days for general repairs. Urgent/emergency repairs will be attended to as normal, as well as further consideration of vulnerable customers depending upon the nature of the repair.
This is a temporary situation, and we kindly ask that customers do not call to chase repair if an appointment has been agreed within the 40 days. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
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