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Sometimes things wear out or need repairing. Reading this page allows you to understand who is responsible for what, is it you or is it the Co-op. When in doubt contact the office to determine if we can help. In addition contact the office if you need an adaptation of your home due to a medical need.

If you're concerned about something that is not working properly or broken, click here to learn if we can help or whether it is something you will need to fix yourself.

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Repairs

As a Co-operative, we are responsible for carrying out certain repairs but we also expect you to look after your home and do your best to keep it in good condition.

Please send photos or videos via WhatsApp when reporting repairs, you can also notify us via this form if you need to.

How do I you request a repair?

You can contact your housing officer during normal working hours (9am-5pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays) and a repair appointment will be arrange a for you.

Call Arneway

Dial 0208 965 5537

 

PLEASE TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS ON YOUR PHONE OF THE ISSUE AND IF POSSIBLE AND SUBMIT TO YOUR HOUSING OFFICER VIA WHATSAPP. THIS IS VERY USEFUL AS IT ALLOWS US TO PASS ON THE DETAILS TO THE CONTRACTOR ENABLING A QUICKER RESOLUTION.

IF YOU ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH WHATSAPP CONTACT THE OFFICE SO IT CAN BE INSTALLED AND/OR EXPLAINED AND YOU CAN BE INSTRUCTED HOW TO USE IT.

Emergency repairs outside office hours?

Here we list repairs which are considered emergencies If your repair is not an emergency, you should wait until the office is open to report it to your housing officer. However, if an emergency occurs outside of office hours, to gain access to the duty officer: 

Call Arneway

Dial 0208 965 5537

When you report an emergency repair we aim to get someone to you within four hours and make the problem safe within 24 hours. Sometimes we might need to come back to complete carry out further work after it is made safe.

What sort of repairs are an ‘emergency’?

Emergency repairs are ones which pose an immediate risk to life or property, that is, to your health and safety and/or the health and safety of your family, neighbours or others in or around your home, or to the property itself (including communal areas).

 

Examples of emergency repairs include:

 

Complete electrical failure or electrical failure in a kitchen/bathroom.
 

Serious leaks that will cause significant property damage if left unfixed.
 

Serious damage to an external door which means that your home is not secure.

Gas safety inspections 

Once a year, by law, an inspection of all the gas appliances must take place. These inspections are vital for your safety. They make sure that appliances are safe to use and are working correctly and efficiently.  Also, during the gas safety inspection a cursory asset inspection can take place. Making note of damages and the condition of the property, this may or may not replace annual property inspections that should be expected as a matter of course during any tenancy. A time will be organised which is good for you, but you must give us access to your home to complete the checks. If you don’t, we may need to apply to court to enter your home.

Access

There may be other times when it is essential for us to access your home to carry out inspections or repairs. You will receive notice of this, but it is a condition of your tenancy that you give us access and we can take legal action to enforce this, if necessary.

Repairs we are responsible for:

Who is responsible for the repair?

To ensure we meet legal responsibilities Arneway Housing Co-operative Limited must: Keep the exterior of the building (e.g. roof, walls, doors, windows, paths) in good repair. Keep the interior of the building (e.g. ceilings, doors, floors) in good repair. Ensure supplies of gas, water and electricity are in good working order. Maintain kitchen and bathroom equipment and drainage.  Maintain shared areas like entrances and stairways and/or common areas.

We expect you to

Treat your home with care.

 

Remember, you may be charged for repair or damage that does not count as fair wear and tear. 

 

Report repair problems to us as soon as possible.

 

Replace minor items like tap washers, light bulbs, toilet seats, shower heads and hoses.

Keep your home decorated, at least and not more than every five years. (Please talk to the office as regards assistance that might be offered as regards this important requirement).

Who is responsible for what?

Tenant

Accidental or malicious damage.

 

Adjusting doors for carpets.
 

Batteries in smoke detectors.
 

Bath panels.
 

Blockage to sinks / baths and wash hand basins. Blocked toilets.

 

Carpets / flooring
 

Chimney sweeping.
 

Condensation, unless due to building fault.

 

Cookers.

Damage due to forced entry by police or emergency services

or government agents.

 

Decorating - internal.

 

Draught excluder.
 

Gardening and trees.
 

Hat and coat rails.
 

Hot water cylinder jackets.
 

Light bulbs, tubes and starter.
 

Keys (lost or stolen) and associated lock changes.

 

Pest control.

 

Plaster, Except minor cracks.
 

Plugs and chains to sinks, baths and wash hand basins.

 

Satellite dishes, except communal aerials.
 

Shower heads and hoses.
 

Tenants own fixtures and fittings.
 

TV Aerials.

 

Window Cleaning

 

Who is responsible for what?

Co-operative

Boundary walls

Communal areas to flats.

 

Electrical wiring and fittings.
 

Fences - Boundary (next to public right of way).

 

Fences – Dividing Fences.

Garden walls

Gas central heating systems and fires.

 

Glazing installation.
 

Guttering and down pipes.
 

Locks to front door (Latch only) and windows.

 

Kitchen units.

 

Plumbing.
 

Timber sheds.
 

Toilet pans and cisterns.

 

How soon will your repair be completed?

Repairs are prioritised into three categories, each with a target response time. Whilst most repairs will be dealt with in the timescales shown below, we will confirm the target time for your repair when you initially report it.

Emergency Repairs Category A

These are repairs that present an immediate risk to safety, security or health. We aim to respond to emergency repairs within 24 hours.

 

Repairs that fall within this category include:

 

Blocked flue to open fire or boiler.
 

Blocked or leaking foul drain, soil stack or toilet pan (where there is no other toilet in property).

 

Blocked toilet (where there is only one toilet in the property).
 

Boarding up for security.
 

Burst to water supply / loss of supply (total or partial).
 

Fire door closures.
 

Gas leaks / supply failure (total or partial).
 

Leak from water or heating pipe, tank or cistern.

 

Leaking roof (make safe in 24 hours/complete in 5 days subject to weather conditions).

Loose or detached banister or handrail.
 

Loss of electricity (total or partial).
 

Rotten timber flooring or stair tread or banister rail.
 

Total or partial loss of space or water heating (31st October to 1st May).

 

Unsafe power, lighting, electrical fitting (where there is immediate danger).

 

Urgent Repairs Category B

These are repairs, which cause substantial inconvenience.

We aim to respond to urgent repairs within 5 working days.

Repairs that fall within this category include:

 

Door entry phone not working.

 

Extractor fan to internal kitchen or bathroom not working.

 

Externally leaking overflows.
 

Defective light fittings/sockets.
 

Insecure external window, door or lock.

 

Manhole covers (make safe in 24 hours / complete in 5 days).

 

Minor plumbing leaks eg waste pipes/radiator valves.
 

Tap which cannot be turned.
 

Total or partial loss of space or water heating (30th April to 1st November).

Routine Repairs Category C

These are day to day repairs which do not cause serious inconvenience. We aim to respond to routine repairs within 28 days.

 

Repairs that fall within this category include:

 

Brickwork.

 

Cupboard / sink units.
 

Internal doors / fittings.
 

Boundary fencing / gates.

Floor / wall tiling.
 

Garages.
 

Guttering.

 

Outbuildings.

Plasterwork.

 

Tiles.

 

Window adjustment.

 

Where certain repairs listed under Category A and B are not completed on time you may have the right to be compensated under the Right to Repair.

Will you be charged for any repairs?

Yes, you may have to pay for a repair for example.

 

If you have caused the damage that makes the repair necessary. An example might be if you have blocked the WC with nappies or sanitary products including wet wipes or poured oils or fats down plug holes that congeals causing blockages.

 

If you leave the property in disrepair when you end your tenancy. For example leaving behind rubbish, missing light fittings or removing any item that was there prior to your tenancy.

 

If you do not keep arrangements made with a contractor or refuse them access.

 

You will also be responsible for the cost of repairing or replacing items that are Arneway Housing Co-operative’s responsibility but have been damaged accidentally, maliciously or deliberately by you, or a visitor to your home.

Where a repair or replacement is carried out to safeguard and (Latch only) protect our property from damage that has been caused by you, we will recharge you the cost of such work.

 

What if your repair is not completed on time?

First, communicate with us and we will check why there is a delay. The contractor may have experienced difficulty gaining access to complete the repair or there may be delays in obtaining replacement parts. Our customer services advisers will arrange for the contractor to contact you direct to explain any delay and make arrangements for the works to be completed.

If having spoken with us you are still not happy with the reasons given you do have the right to complain.

Please write to the Co-operative, as set out in the complaints procedure, giving details of the repair, when it was reported etc. We will look into the matter and reply in writing.

 

Will your repair be inspected?

If we are unable to determine the exact nature of the repair when it is reported we may need our technical staff to inspect the problem before the work is ordered. You will be advised if this is the case when you initially report the repair.

 

We may inspect all repairs where the cost is expected to exceed £500. We do this to ensure repairs are being correctly ordered and to check that our contractors are providing value for money and are completing repairs to a required standard. You will be advised if the repair you have reported is to be inspected.

Contractor performance is monitored further by customer services advisers contacting residents and asking them to take part in a telephone survey. We survey 10% of all completed repairs.

These surveys provide an opportunity for you to comment on the service you have received. Your views are important and your participation is much appreciated. 

if you feel that more information could be added to this section please contact us.

Some relevant links:

London Ambulance
Carbon Monoxide Information
Harlesden Fire Brigade
Local Police Information
Reporting Gas Leaks
Report  Water Leaks

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Repairs

- Emergency Repairs

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- Gas Safety and Access

 

Repairs

- Responsibilities - Arneway

Repairs - Responsibilities - Tenant

 

Repairs

- Responsibilities - Co operative

Repairs

- Category A

 

Repairs

- Category B

Repairs

- Category C and Right to Repair

 

Repairs

- Do you have to pay for repairs

Repairs

- Repairs not completed on time

 

Repairs

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