As part of your tenancy agreement, some property maintenance and repairs are the responsibility of Homes in Sedgemoor, but there may be times when you need to sort the repair yourself.
We’re happy to advise if you’re not sure, and if you discover a fault or need some repair work done, just give us a call on 0800 585 360.
We’re required by law to maintain the structure and outside of your property, and installations that supply water, electricity, gas and drainage.
It’s your responsibility to get any meters for gas, electric and water fitted and then these remain the responsibility of your supplier, for example EDF or British Gas.
Reporting a repair
We offer several options for reporting a repair; you can report a repair using the online form, or call our Customer Services Team on 0800 585 360 to report an emergency repair or book a Same Day Repair.
You may need a Same Day Repair, where we will attend before 4pm if you booked that day, or an Emergency repair, where we will attend within four hours.
We can schedule appointments through our booking system with the Customer Services Team.
You will be required to be at home for the duration of the day, as we are unable to offer a dedicated time of attendance, so we do need someone to be available for access to your property.
If it is a repair that can be completed within an hour, then it will be done on that same day.
If follow-on works are required, the operative will call through to the office and book a further appointment for the works, on a day/time to suit you.
This service is now available for all responsive repairs including gas heating.
Our offices are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, and 10am-5pm on Wednesdays.
For an emergency repair you can contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week on our usual number, 0800 585360. Emergency repairs include:
- Blocked drains
- Only toilet in a property not working
- Loss of all electrics
- Uncontrollable leaks
If we are called out and carry out a repair that is your responsibility, then you will be recharged for the work.
We are also not responsible if a repair is needed because of damage or neglect caused by you, a member of your family, a visitor to your home, or a pet. This includes any accidental damage and any alterations you have made.
You will also have to pay a charge for any lost keys or if we must gain entry or secure your property.
If damage is caused by criminal action, you must report this to the police and obtain a crime reference number. This will ensure that any resulting repairs can then be completed without a recharge to you.
Report a repair
You can report a repair online using our repair form.
Mould, condensation, and damp
To find out more about mould, condensation and damp, and what to do if you think you may have it in your home, please visit our dedicated information page.