Will I Have To Pay For Repair Work Carried Out By The Association?
Under normal circumstances the Association will arrange for the work to be done and pay for it except if the repair is due to damage caused by a tenant, lodger or visitor. In these cases we will carry out the repair and recharge the costs to you. Alternatively you could arrange for a tradesman to carry out the work and a Housing/Maintenance Officer will then check the repair to make sure that it has been carried out to our satisfaction.
What Repairs Am I Responsible For?
As a tenant of the Association you are responsible for certain repairs in and around your home, which are as follows:-
Your own fitments.
Door Bells (except if provided by the Association).
Door locks and replacement keys where you have lost or broken keys.
Door Name plates on flat entrance door (not door entry panels).
Connections to washing machines and cookers.
Light bulbs and electric fuses in plugs.
Fluorescent tubes and starters.
Garden Huts/Greenhouses/Pigeon lofts.
Rotary driers and Ropes for drying clothes.
Shower unit (except if provided by the Association).
Waste Plugs & Chains to wash basin/bath/sink.
Blocked waste and soil pipes where these have been caused by tenant misuse. (e.g. fat, cotton wool etc.)
All floor coverings (e.g. carpets, tiles, laminate etc.)
For the above, you are expected to take action yourself, however, if you are unable to carry out any of these tasks, for example if you are elderly or suffer from a disability, please discuss this with us. We may be able to suggest special arrangements. Contact the office if in doubt.
What If The Damage Is Caused By The Tenant?
As detailed earlier, tenants will be charged for any repairs caused by damage or misuse by themselves, members of their family, lodgers or visitors.