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Ensuring that our properties are repaired and maintained to a high standard in one of our core duties. This includes making sure that general day to day reactive repairs are attended to within reasonable timescales, as well as planning for future major works such as the replacement of boilers, kitchens, bathrooms, windows, and doors, etc. We also provide a factoring service that includes the repair and upkeep of common areas.
During Office Opening Hours
During the day, please call the office.
During Office Closure and Out of Hours
If you are a Cloch Housing Association tenant and have an emergency repair when the association's office is closed, the emergency out of hours services can be contacted using the numbers below:
Call the Office on 01475 783 637 and follow the Options:
- Press option 1 to be connected to James Frew - Gas Sure (Gas Central heating and hot water)
- Press option 2 to be connected to The McDougall Group (All other trades)
Report Non-Urgent Repairs
During office opening hours, please phone the office on 01475 783637.
Report at any time with MyCloch
At any time of the day or night, submit non-emergency repair requests to us by registering for our My Cloch tenant portal.
Select from the following options:
The Association arranges for a variety of medical adaptation works to be carried out for our tenants with the works funded by the Scottish Government. Typical adaptation works include the installation of wet floor showers, supplying and fitting handrails and also access ramps, and is for residents who are elderly, infirm, have a disability, or have a family member with a disability.
We have 3 categories of repairs. These are:
|Emergency||Will be attended and made safe within 4 hours of being reported|
|Urgent||Will be completed within 2 working days|
|Routine||Will be completed within 10 working days|
As your Landlord, and to ensure your safety, we have a legislative duty to make sure that our gas contractor visits your home to carry out a gas safety inspection to your boiler no later than 12 months from the previous visit. All tenants will receive reminders requesting access to your home prior to the date of the previous safety inspection.
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.
- Internal decoration.
- Door Bells (except if provided by the Association).
- Door locks and replacement keys where you have lost or broken keys.
- Door Nameplates 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 washbasin/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.
From the 30th September 2002, the Scottish Government deemed that tenants of the Association have the right to have certain repairs carried out within a designated timescale. This is called the “Right to Repair Scheme”
The Right to Repair covers certain repairs known as “Qualifying Repairs” which are estimated to cost up to £350. In total there are 17 “Qualifying Repairs”.
If the contractor instructed by the Association fails to meet these timescales, the tenant may be entitled to compensation.
The Scottish Government has published a leaflet on the Right to Repair that you may find useful.
- Inverclyde Council 01475 717 171 or visit https://www.inverclyde.gov.uk/
- Police Scotland, 101 for non-emergencies, and 999 for emergencies.
- Scottish Gas Network (formerly Transco), 0800 111 999 for gas leaks.
- Scottish Power, 105 or 0800 092 9290 or visit https://www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/
- Scottish Water, 0800 0778 778 or visit https://www.scottishwater.co.uk/
We have two main contractors who carry out the majority of our reactive repairs:
The McDougall Group has been appointed to carry out the majority of our day to day repairs, for example, water leaks, lock repairs, broken windows, tap replacements, etc.
James Frew's - Gas Sure are responsible for carrying out the annual gas safety inspections, and also all general heating and hot water faults.
As well as these contractors, we have appointed a landscaping contractor to maintain our open spaces and we also have other smaller specialist contractors, for example, door entry systems and communal television repairs.
For all non-emergency repair requests, we will try to provide an appointment that suits the needs of our customers.
For all emergency repairs reported we will instruct our contractor to attend and MAKE SAFE within 4 hours.
Both The McDougall Group and James Frew / Gas Sure provide an Out of Hours Repairs Service for repairs that are deemed as an Emergency.